If It Could Happen Here Paperback

Turning the Small-Membership Church Around

by Jeffrey Patton;

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If It Could Happen Here

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Are small membership churches--as the conventional wisdom says--simply places where pastors bide their time while they wait for something better to come along? Are they places where long-standing family relationships are maintained, but little else? Are they places where attendance is dropping, the building is out of date, the programs are boring, and people don't want to change? If you believe this conventional wisdom, then this book is not for you. But if you see small-membership churches, especially those in rural areas, as opportunities for the radical message of Jesus to transform lives and communities, then this is a book you want to read. Jeff Patton knows from firsthand experience as pastor of a small-membership congregation whose life turned around under his leadership that small, rural churches can become explosive centers of witness and mission. In this informative book he describes 6 "levers" for transforming a small membership church : prayer, discerning a clear vision, indigenous worship, growth groups, membership recruitment, and lay pastoring. Includes a foreword by Bill Easum.

If It Could Happen Here by Jeffrey Patton was published by Abingdon Press in November 2007 and is our 45684th best seller. The ISBN for If It Could Happen Here is 9780687030330.

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Details for If It Could Happen Here

Author / Artist
Book Formatbook (details unknown)
PublisherAbingdon Press (November 2007)
Number of Pages136
Thickness7 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code114204
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