Becoming a Healthy Church: Ten Traits of a Vital Ministry

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Baker Books, Nov 1, 2003 - Religion - 240 pages
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"A wonderful tool that I recommend to every church that is serious about being purpose-driven." -Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Church

Now available in trade paper, Becoming a Healthy Church illustrates the ten most important characteristics of church health. Based on extensive surveys, this helpful volume is designed to encourage the creation of a healthy climate for your church and its ministry.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Haddon Robinson
9
Gods Empowering Presence
27
GodExalting Worship
41
Spiritual Disciplines
59
Learning and Growing in Community
77
A Commitment to Loving and Caring Relationships
95
ServantLeadership Development
115
An Outward Focus
135
Wise Administration and Accountability
157
Networking with the Body of Christ
179
Stewardship and Generosity
197
The Process of Becoming a Healthy Church
215
Notes
232
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Stephen A. Macchia is founding president of Leadership Transformations, Inc. ( www.leadershiptransformations.org), a ministry serving the spiritual formation needs of leaders and teams in churches and ministries nationwide. He is also the director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he serves on the teaching team in the Doctor of Ministry department. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Phoenix Seminary. A pastoral teacher, conference speaker, ministry leader, and spiritual director, Steve is the author of Becoming a Healthy Church ( www.healthychurch.net), Becoming a Healthy Church Workbook, Becoming a Healthy Disciple, and Becoming a Healthy Team. He and his wife, Ruth, have two children and make their home in Massachusetts.

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