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The Real Welcoming Church: Imitating God, Thinking Like Jesus

Stewart Brown

The Real Welcoming Church: Imitating God, Thinking Like Jesus

Stewart Brown

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Imagine your life transforming from:


Selfishness to others-focused service


Getting to giving


Inertia to energy


Complaining to overflowing gratitude


Plodding to laser-focused purpose


This is what you will experience as a member of a real welcoming church as revealed in this book. Based on imitating God (Ephesians 5:1) and thinking like Jesus (Philippians 2:5), this book leads each reader into an honest self-examination and church evaluation, based completely on God's Word, and into four key life stages:


Stage 1. Struggling church: Start where you are and discover what keeps you and your church from joyful growth and continually bearing much fruit for Jesus.


Stage 2. Godly church: Discover how God wants you and your church to think, act, and welcome others as you interact with Old and New Testament principles.


Stage 3: Inviting church: Explore the signs, evidences, processes and results of the real welcoming church through which Jesus expresses His loving, empowering heart.


Stage 4. Inspiring church: Learn 9 steps to practise on a daily basis so God can inspire others through you and your church as you pray, support, worship and work together.


This is an exciting and practical interactive book, full of Bible-based resources and principles to empower you in making lasting friends and transformative relationships in your church and community.

Excellent! I was drawn in immediately by this work.

--Deric Bartlett (Canada)



This book is not only an effective teaching tool; it is truly edifying. Dr. Brown's instruction rests squarely on Scripture and on years of proven ministry experience. Apply these principles and get ready to grow!

--Dan Pearson (USA)



- Publisher

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About "The Real Welcoming Church: Imitating God, Thinking Like Jesus"

Imagine your life transforming from:


Selfishness to others-focused service


Getting to giving


Inertia to energy


Complaining to overflowing gratitude


Plodding to laser-focused purpose


This is what you will experience as a member of a real welcoming church as revealed in this book. Based on imitating God (Ephesians 5:1) and thinking like Jesus (Philippians 2:5), this book leads each reader into an honest self-examination and church evaluation, based completely on God's Word, and into four key life stages:


Stage 1. Struggling church: Start where you are and discover what keeps you and your church from joyful growth and continually bearing much fruit for Jesus.


Stage 2. Godly church: Discover how God wants you and your church to think, act, and welcome others as you interact with Old and New Testament principles.


Stage 3: Inviting church: Explore the signs, evidences, processes and results of the real welcoming church through which Jesus expresses His loving, empowering heart.


Stage 4. Inspiring church: Learn 9 steps to practise on a daily basis so God can inspire others through you and your church as you pray, support, worship and work together.


This is an exciting and practical interactive book, full of Bible-based resources and principles to empower you in making lasting friends and transformative relationships in your church and community.

Excellent! I was drawn in immediately by this work.

--Deric Bartlett (Canada)



This book is not only an effective teaching tool; it is truly edifying. Dr. Brown's instruction rests squarely on Scripture and on years of proven ministry experience. Apply these principles and get ready to grow!

--Dan Pearson (USA)


- Publisher

Meet the Author

Stewart Brown

Stewart Brown was born in Southampton, England, in 1951. He has taught in Jamaica, Nigeria and Barbardos and is currently at the Centre for West African Studies, University of Birmingham. He edited "Caribbean New Wave" and "Caribbean New Voices I" and co-edited "Voiceprint, Caribbean Poetry Now" and "The Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry". He is a poet in his own right with "Zinder" and "Lugard's Bridge". Peepal Tree will publish his new collection, "Elsewhere", in 1998.

Table Of Contents

  • foreword Ix
    acknowledgements Xi
    how To Get The Most Out Of This Book Xiii
    introduction Xv
    stage One:
    the Struggling Church 1
    stage Two:
    the Godly Church: God In Us, God Through Us 34
    stage Three:
    the Welcoming Church: Creating A Welcoming Culture 79
    stage Four:
    the Inspiring Church: Producing Passionate Participants 107
    appendix A:
    a Daily Plan For Welcoming Christians 135
    appendix B:
    transforming Real Church Membership 137
    appendix C:
    action Points For Group Study Of This Book 141
    appendix D:
    power Sundays—doing Church Worship God’s Way 143
    appendix E:
    weekly Strategy For A 24/7 Welcoming Church 147

    about The Author 151
    selected Bibliography 153

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  • Catalogue Code 520339
  • Product Code 9781486615698
  • ISBN 1486615694
  • EAN 9781486615698
  • Pages 184
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Word Alive Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2018
  • Sales Rank #73168
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.255kg

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