Biblical Church Growth
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: May 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 192
Dimensions: 9.00 × 6.00 (inches)
McIntosh defines church growth as "all that is involved in bringing men and women who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ into fellowship with him and into responsible church membership." In other words, church growth is effective evangelism, not a methodology for increasing membership. According to Biblical Church Growth, growing churches always evidence a desire to fulfill the Great Commission by cooperating with God in building a faithful church.
Using personal stories and current statistics as well as numerous biblical examples, the author sets forth ten basic principles that provide an eternal foundation for helping any church-large or small-achieve lasting vitality and growth.
Gary L. McIntosh is director of the Doctor of Ministry program at the Talbot School of Theology. He is an experienced church consultant, having analyzed more than 500 churches in 53 denominations. McIntosh leads national seminars each year and is the founder of the Church Growth Network in Temecula, California. He has written ten books, including One Church, Four Generations.