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Start This, Stop That
Not all of the advice you’ve heard on church growth works. Judging by results, most doesn’t. It’s time we re-evaluate the standard thinking on how to grow a church, especially considering new voices questioning the worth of church growth.Jim Cowart is shepherding an amazing story. 1800 professions of Christ in ten years have propelled Harvest Church from a church plant of four – Jim’s family – to a thriving community of Jesus disciples. Harvest is changing their world and having a party while they do it. Learn why conventional church thinking such as pastoral care, long-term planning, stewardship campaigns, committees and even staff inhibit church growth. Learn how to do less, and lead more people to Christ.
~Abingdon Press, 2015
Jesus Today: Experience Hope Through His Presence
This unique devotional book is written by Sarah Young. She writes from the perspective of Christians who are going through personal challenges in their walk with Christ. Three Scripture verses are offered each day as one reads the book Yet, Jesus Today is written from a first-person narrative. The effect is sensing the Lord Jesus Christ is speaking directly to you from his Word about your life's circumstances. It is a great personal devotional tool, as well as for group study. (Our Session at Hermon has been using it for the past two months). "Jesus Today" published by Thomas Nelson Publishing. It is available online, and through many area bookstores.