The Pastor's Guide to Growing a Christlike Church
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In The pastor's Guide To Growing A Christlike Church, you'll discover the keys to creating a vibrant, biblical, spiritually healthy church. William Willimon, Kennon Callahan, George Hunter III, and other well-known church leaders will teach you how to: *Develop servant leaders among the laity *Get laity involved in serving the community *Nurture healthy spirituality in the church *Develop authentic Christian community and fellowship *Plan worship services that bind church members together *Cast a vision for the future of the church *And much more!
How can you change a stagnant, inward-focused church of pew-sitters into a growing, outreach-oriented fellowship of believers? In The Pastor's Guide to Growing a Christlike Church, you'll discover the keys to creating a vibrant, biblical, spiritually healthy church. William Willimon, H.B. London, George Hunter III, and other well-known church leaders teach you how to: Develop servant leaders among the laity Get laity involved in serving the community Nurture healthy spirituality in the church Develop authentic Christian community and fellowship Plan worship services that bind church members together Cast a vision for the future of the church And much more
William H. Willimon is Presiding Bishop of the Birmingham Area of The United Methodist Church. Prior to his current position he served for twenty years as Professor of Christian Ministry and Dean of Duke University Chapel. He is the author of fifty books and over a million copies of his books have been sold including Sighing for Eden: Sin, Evil, and the Christian Faith, Thank God It's Friday, Conversations with Barth on Preaching, Proclamation and Theology, Sinning Like a Christian, Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry and Proclamation And Theology: Horizons in Theology Series (Horizons in Theology)His articles have appeared in many publications including The Christian Ministry, Quarterly Review, Liturgy, Worship, and Christianity Today. His Pulpit Resource is used each week by over eight thousand pastors in the U.S.A., Canada, and Australia. He was selected in a Baylor University survey as one of the "Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-Speaking World."
James Earl Massey is Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor-at-Large of the Anderson University School of Theology. He is also pastor-emeritus and founding pastor of Metropolitan Church of God.
London is vice president of ministry outreach / pastoral ministries at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs.
Adam Hamilton is pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton's congregation the most influential mainline church in the country, and PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly identified him as one of the top "Ten People to Watch." Hamilton is the author of Confronting the Controversies, Making Love Last a Lifetime, Unleashing the Word, Leading Beyond the Walls, Selling Swimsuits in the Arctic, and Christianity and World Religions, all by Abingdon Press.
Receiving his Ph.D. from The University of Michigan, Robert L. Holmes teaches at The University of Rochester. He has published a number of articles and books in the area of moral philosophy.
DARIUS L. SALTER is senior pastor at Richardson, Texas, Church of the Nazarene. His previous positions include professor and chairman of Pastoral Studies at Western Evangelical Seminary, director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Executive Director of the Christian Holiness Association. He is also the founder of Redemptive Lift, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the welfare of those who live in the urban core of Kansas City. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Ph. D. in Psychology and Religion from Dr
Hunter is Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism, Asbury Techological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky.
Jerry Brecheisen is an author, humorist, speaker, and musician, who serves as director of media for The Wesleyan Church. He is author of fifteen books and writes the weekly column Hope Above the Headlines.
Neil B. Wiseman serves churches as a consultant and preacher. He was a professor of pastoral development at Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for 15 years. He also served 20 years in the pastorate. Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas.
-->STAN TOLER--> is senior pastor of Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and hosts the television program "Mission Today." For the past ten years he has taught seminars for INJOY Group, a leadership development institute. Toler has written over 45 books, including his best-sellers' God Has Never Failed Me, But He's Sure Scared Me to Death a Few Times, The Five-Star Church and, his latest book, The Buzzards Are Circling, but God's Not Finished with Me Yet.-->