The Measure of a Healthy Church
Does your church sometimes look more like a dysfunctional family than a healthy one? With more than 40 years' pastoral experience, Gene Getz has seen how the health of a church must be measured by the authenticity of its members....
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Does your church sometimes look more like a dysfunctional family than a healthy one? With more than 40 years' pastoral experience, Gene Getz has seen how the health of a church must be measured by the authenticity of its members. In this book, he offers a biblical approach to understanding how God measures real success in a church. 222 pages, from Moody.
Do our relationships in the church reflect Christ? Does church sometimes look more like a dysfunctional family than a healthy one? Do we really understand what discipleship ought to look like? By limiting the definition of a healthy church to human standards we are effectively missing God's point for it.
In a world of competing voices about what church is all about, Gene Getz, with the wisdom God has granted him over decades of ministry, provides a solidly grounded and thoroughly biblical approach to how God assesses the strength, health, and maturity of a local church. Previously titled The Measure of a Church.
The definition of the church The standard of measure by which the church should be defined (Is it centered on Christ? Does it display the fruit of the Spirit? Is it growing in its ability to display faith, hope, and love?) How does one measure leadership? How does one measure worship? What is the one, ultimate standard the church is measured by?
Dr. Gene Getz, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, has been involved in a variety of experiences, including Christian education, music ministries, and college and seminary teaching. He has authored more than fifty books and has directly or indirectly helped launch seventeen churches in the Dallas metroplex. Currently, Gene serves as senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church North in Plano, Texas; director of the Center for Church Renewal; host of Renewal Radio; and adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.
- <div><p>contents<br><br>foreword  / 9<br><br>introduction: Success In Ministry: Quantity Or Quality?  / 11<br><br>     1. God's Mystery Revealed  / 17<br> <br>     2. The Perfect Measurement  / 35<br><br>     3. Reflecting God's Grace  / 51<br><br>     4. A Divine Trilogy  / 73<br><br>     5. Faith That Works  / 93<br><br>     6. Hope That Endures  / 113<br><br>     7. Love--the Greatest Of These  / 133<br><br>     8. Measuring Our Leaders  / 153<br><br>     9. Measuring Corporate Worship  / 171<br><br>   10. Measuring Your Church  / 187<br><br>appendix A: Use Of The Word "church" (<i>ekklesia) </i>in The Book Of Acts And The Epistles  / 199<br><br>appendix B: Description Of Local Church Participants  /205<br><br>appendix C: A Chronological Perspective Of The New Testament Letters.  / 217<br><br>appendix D: A Chronology Of Paul's Life  / 221</p></div>