Believers who raise their awareness of the Holy Spirit, practice GROWTH in the Spirit and share their experiences will find their Christian life becomes more exciting and fulfilling. Pastors who teach Spirit awareness and GROWTH practices will see their congregation become more stimulating, healthy and attractive. We confess that the fellowship of the Holy Spirit gives churches their unique identity and energy. Yet many traditional Protestant churches act otherwise. Withering congregations can regain vitality by refocusing on this truth and learning to name and share their encounters with Christ's Spirit.
How to Spot the Spirit's Work in Your Life is the second in a series of three books pastor and psychologist David S Luecke has written on the Holy Spirit:
1st Encounters with the Holy Spirit works out the biblical basics for the Spirit's job description today, offers insights from behavioral and developmental psychology, and outlines leadership principles for fine-tuning a church's culture.
2nd How to Spot the Spirit's Work in Your Life emphasizes practical application in a discussion format and advocates six GROWTH practices.
3rd How the Spirit Shapes Prayer offers survey findings for how prayer is actually done by traditional Christians.
Based on How to Spot the Spirit's Work in Your Life, Dave Luecke developed four sessions of Spot-the-Spirit Discussions. The 32-page Guide and videos of his introductions are available at www.GROWTHintheSpirit.church.
After seminary and ordination, David S. Luecke earned an MBA and PhD at Washington University of Saint Louis and then spent the next 20 years in academia, teaching leadership techniques in business schools and church management at Fuller Theological Seminary. When he received a call to plant a church near his home town of Cleveland, he welcomed the opportunity to practice what he taught. He moved on to become administrative pastor of Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church. He continues to serve there as a semi-retired missions pastor.