Cultivating perennial churches : your guide to long-term growth / Robert D. Dale. - St. Louis, MO : Chalice Press, c2008. - xii, 148 p. ; 23 cm. - The Columbia Partnership leadership series from Chalice Press . - Columbia Partnership leadership series .
Includes bibliographical references (p. 142-148).
Preface: Learning longer-term leadership from creation -- Introduction: What makes "perennial churches" especially distinctive and rare? -- Planting perennial communities : rooting for the long haul -- Growing perennially -- Leading purposive perennials : Mission Baptist Church, Locust, N.C. -- Leading rooted perennials : Second Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. -- Cultivating perennial communities : facing challenges head-on -- Leading resilient perennials : St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Midlothian, Va. -- Leading diverse perennials : Bon Air Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. -- Leading flexible perennials : Brandermill Church, Midlothian, Va. -- Harvesting perennial communities : reaping yields today and tomorrow -- Leading productive perennials : St. Mark's Church, Burlington, N.C. -- Leading futuristic perennials : Second Presbyterian Church, Roanoke, Va. -- Perennial lessons for leaders.
Church growth--Virginia--Case studies.
Church growth--North Carolina--Case studies.
BR555.V8 / D35 2008