Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Move: What 1000 Churches Reveal About Spiritual Growth

Move: What 1000 Churches Reveal About Spiritual Growth

$31.99

Hardback
One of the church's primary responsibilities is to foster genuine spiritual growth in people's lives. Today's pastors bring tremendous effort and passion to this task, but they are often disappointed by people who sit in the pews for years, knowing about Jesus but never really knowing him. In 2004, Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago undertook a three-year study to measure spiritual growth called the REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey. Over the next six years, additional data was collected from over a quarter million people in well over a thousand churches of every size, denomination, and geographic area. Move presents verifiable, fact-based, and somewhat startling findings from the latest REVEAL research, drawing on compelling stories from actual people---congregation members of varying spiritual maturity, as well as pastors who are equally candid as they share their disappointments and their successes. It provides a new lens through which church leaders can see and measure the evidence of spiritual growth. The local church is uniquely equipped to foster spiritual growth and challenge people to pursue a life of full devotion to Christ. Move helps pastors and church leaders inspire and direct that challenge with confidence as they lead their congregations to move closer to Christ.

- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Move: What 1000 Churches Reveal About Spiritual Growth"

One of the church's primary responsibilities is to foster genuine spiritual growth in people's lives. Today's pastors bring tremendous effort and passion to this task, but they are often disappointed by people who sit in the pews for years, knowing about Jesus but never really knowing him. In 2004, Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago undertook a three-year study to measure spiritual growth called the REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey. Over the next six years, additional data was collected from over a quarter million people in well over a thousand churches of every size, denomination, and geographic area. Move presents verifiable, fact-based, and somewhat startling findings from the latest REVEAL research, drawing on compelling stories from actual people---congregation members of varying spiritual maturity, as well as pastors who are equally candid as they share their disappointments and their successes. It provides a new lens through which church leaders can see and measure the evidence of spiritual growth. The local church is uniquely equipped to foster spiritual growth and challenge people to pursue a life of full devotion to Christ. Move helps pastors and church leaders inspire and direct that challenge with confidence as they lead their congregations to move closer to Christ.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Greg Hawkins

Greg L. Hawkins is executive pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Since 1996, he has assisted Senior Pastor Bill Hybels in providing strategic leadership to Willow Creek's five campuses and to the Willow Creek Association (WCA). He also serves as point leader for REVEAL, a new initiative within the WCA that utilizes research tools and discoveries to help churches better understand spiritual growth in their congregations. Prior to joining the staff of Willow Creek in 1991, Greg previously spent five years as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. He has an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Stanford University. Greg and his wife, Lynn, live in the Chicago suburbs with their three children.

Cally Parkinson

Cally Parkinson is brand manager for REVEAL and previously served as the director of communication services at Willow Creek Community Church, a role she undertook following a twenty-five-year career at Allstate Insurance Company. Cally and her husband, Rich, live in the Chicago suburbs and have two grown children.

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Part One: The Heart Of The Matter
  • 1.the Brutal Truth About Spiritual Growth
  • 2.an Inside View Of The Heart
  • Part Two: The Spiritual Continuum
  • 3.closed Hearts: Getting To Know Those Who Are Lightly Engaged
  • 4.searching Hearts: Getting To Know Those Who Are Exploring
  • 5.open Hearts: Getting To Know Those Who Are Growing In Christ
  • 6.engaged Hearts: Getting To Know Those Who Are Close To Christ
  • 7.surrendered Hearts: Getting To Know Those Who Are Christ-centered
  • Part Three: Spiritual Movement
  • 8.the Catalysts Of Spiritual Growth
  • 9.movement 1: From Rejection To Searching
  • 10.movement 2: From Searching To Accepting
  • 11.movement 3: From Growing In Christ To Close To Christ
  • 12.movement 4: From Close To Christ To Christ-centered
  • 13.barriers To Faith: The Stalled And Dissatisfied
  • Part Four: Spiritual Leadership
  • 14.the Spiritual Vitality Index
  • 15.get People Moving
  • 16.embed The Bible In Everything
  • 17.create Ownership
  • 18.pastor The Local Community
  • 19.lead From A Christ-centered Heart
  • Afterword
  • Appendices
  • 1.what Is Reveal?
  • 2.what Is The Reveal Spiritual Life Survey?
  • 3.who Are The Churches In The Survey?
  • 4.research Approach And Methodology

Unavailable. Out of Print. Only available while stock lasts. eBook is Available.

Out of Print
Quantity

Product Details

Related Products
Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 317658
  • Product Code 9780310325253
  • ISBN 0310325250
  • EAN 9780310325253
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Growth
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Jul 2011
  • Sales Rank #42389
  • Dimensions 234 x 155 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.489kg

Bestsellers in Church