Greatly respected church strategist Ken Hemphill believes the only process that will radically transform the mission and structure of today’s community of believers is the Word of God applied by the Holy Spirit. Toward that goal, Eternal Impact presents to readers a biblical study of the New Testament Church, focusing on the founding principles of the church in Matthew 16 and the birth of the church in Acts 2. Also included are chapters on the eight key characteristics of kingdom-centered churches and discussions on leadership and giftedness among church members.
Ken Hemphill is national strategist for Empowering Kingdom Growth, a joint initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention and LifeWay Christian Resources. He holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and is the former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Hemphill’s previous books include The Prayer of Jesus, Empowering Kingdom Growth, Parenting with Kingdom Purpose, and Making Change.