Whether you are the pastor of a newly formed church that is just beginning its journey or the pastor of a well established church that simply needs a new direction, Pastor Dave Ford's Four Step Plan for Growth will work for you. Specifically designed for small churches, this program will show you how to develop the four core ministries every church needs to succeed: Prayer, Discipleship, Follow-Up, and Outreach By creating these four cornerstones, pastors will be ready for exponential growth in their church size and higher levels of influence in their community. After twelve years of being Senior Pastor at World Harvest Community Church in New Berlin, Wisconsin, Pastor Dave Ford has taken the techniques that have proven to be successful in his church and put them together in a program designed to help pastors grow their congregations. Be prepared for the blessings this program will bring to your church Pastor Dave Ford lives in Wisconsin with his wife Lori and two children. Before the creation of World Harvest Community Church in 1995, Pastor Dave Ford and his wife Lori produced the theatrical production, Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames for Reality Outreach Ministries. This drama was a miraculous success where tens of thousands of people responded to altar calls across America. It was during that time that the Lord called them to start a church in Wisconsin. The church began with just three families around a kitchen table and has now grown to a congregation of over five hundred. During this time, the church witnessed periods of expansion and decline. This was when the Four Step Plan for Growth was created. It has been such a success that Pastor Dave Ford has written Growing the Church in order to introduce these ideas to pastors who desire to grow their churches.