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Renovation of the Church

What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation
What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation
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  • 2012 Christianity Today Book Award winner
  • 2011 Leadership Journal Top Book of the Year
Copastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken tell the story of how God took their thriving, consumer-oriented church and transformed it into a modest congregation of unformed believers committed to the growth of the spirit--even when it meant a decline in numbers. As Kent and Mike found out, a decade of major change is not easy on a church. Oak Hills Church, from the pastoral staff to the congregation, had to confront addiction to personal ambition, resist consumerism and reorient their lives around the teachings of Jesus. Their renewed focus on spiritual formation over numerical growth triggered major changes in the content of their sermons, the tenor of their worship services, and the reason for their outreach. They lost members. But the health and spiritual depth of their church today is a testimony of God's transforming work and enduring faithfulness to the people he loves. Honest and humble, this is Kent and Mike's story of a church they love, written to inspire and challenge other churches to let God rewrite their stories as well. Read it for the church you love.

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  • 2012 Christianity Today Book Award winner
  • 2011 Leadership Journal Top Book of the Year
Copastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken tell the story of how God took their thriving, consumer-oriented church and transformed it into a modest congregation of unformed believers committed to the growth of the spirit--even when it meant a decline in numbers. As Kent and Mike found out, a decade of major change is not easy on a church. Oak Hills Church, from the pastoral staff to the congregation, had to confront addiction to personal ambition, resist consumerism and reorient their lives around the teachings of Jesus. Their renewed focus on spiritual formation over numerical growth triggered major changes in the content of their sermons, the tenor of their worship services, and the reason for their outreach. They lost members. But the health and spiritual depth of their church today is a testimony of God's transforming work and enduring faithfulness to the people he loves. Honest and humble, this is Kent and Mike's story of a church they love, written to inspire and challenge other churches to let God rewrite their stories as well. Read it for the church you love.

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  • Renovation of the Church [Paperback] ($15.79)
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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780830835461
    • Manufacturer: Inter Varsity Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780830835461
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2011
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Kent Carlson
    • Author: Mike Lueken
    • Page Count: 180
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.55 pounds
    • SKU: 9780830868582
    • Manufacturer: Inter Varsity Pr
    • Author: Kent Carlson
    • Author: Mike Lueken
    • ISBN 13: 9780830868582
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2011
    • Format: Electronic Media
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