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If It Could Happen Here

Turning the Small-Membership Church Around
  • By Jeffrey H. Patton
Turning the Small-Membership Church Around
  • By Jeffrey H. Patton
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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 Are they places where attendance is dropping, the building is out of date, the programs are boring, and people don't want to change?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.

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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 Are they places where attendance is dropping, the building is out of date, the programs are boring, and people don't want to change?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.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780687030330
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780687030330
    • ISBN 10: 0687030331
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2002
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Jeffrey H. Patton
    • Page Count: 136
    • Width: 5.86 inches
    • Height: 0.38 inches
    • Length: 8.52 inches
    • Weight: 0.45 pounds
    • SKU: 9781426729492
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781426729492
    • UPC: 843504019150
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2010
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Author: Jeffrey H. Patton
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.00 pounds
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