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The U-turn church : new direction for health and growth / Kevin G. Harney and Bob Bouwer.

By: Harney, Kevin.
Contributor(s): Bouwer, Bob.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, c2011Description: 204 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780801013713; 0801013712.Other title: Uturn church.Subject(s): Church growth | Church renewal
Contents:
Holy zeal -- Urgency -- Crystal-clear vision -- The power of prayer -- Biblical truths vs. personal preferences -- Unleashing leaders -- High expectations -- Tough skin and soft hearts -- Taking holy risks -- Looking out -- The "wow" factor -- U-turn myths -- You-turns : from you-turn to u-turn.
Summary: "You don't need to tell pastors that the majority of churches in America are in a state of stagnation or decline. Most of them are ministering in such a church. Now two pastors who turned their churches around show leaders how they can help usher in a new season of health, faithfulness, growth, and vision in their churches. The U-Turn Church walks readers through the roadblocks of tradition, lack of vision or leadership, structural problems, and concerns about denominational distinctives to forge a new way forward into a hope-filled future. Through the stories of two churches that have experienced healthy transformation, readers will see that there is not just one right way to reverse decline. They will receive practical help and wisdom born of experience as they begin their own U-Turn journey" -- Publisher description.
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BV 652.25 .H368 2011 (Browse shelf) Available 30092101093525
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Holy zeal -- Urgency -- Crystal-clear vision -- The power of prayer -- Biblical truths vs. personal preferences -- Unleashing leaders -- High expectations -- Tough skin and soft hearts -- Taking holy risks -- Looking out -- The "wow" factor -- U-turn myths -- You-turns : from you-turn to u-turn.

"You don't need to tell pastors that the majority of churches in America are in a state of stagnation or decline. Most of them are ministering in such a church. Now two pastors who turned their churches around show leaders how they can help usher in a new season of health, faithfulness, growth, and vision in their churches. The U-Turn Church walks readers through the roadblocks of tradition, lack of vision or leadership, structural problems, and concerns about denominational distinctives to forge a new way forward into a hope-filled future. Through the stories of two churches that have experienced healthy transformation, readers will see that there is not just one right way to reverse decline. They will receive practical help and wisdom born of experience as they begin their own U-Turn journey" -- Publisher description.

9/2012 16.99 (13.59) Gift in memory of Dr. Thomas B. Musser and Dorothy B. Musser.

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