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Winter : Success & Church Growth

Volume 2
Winter

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In this Issue
Haphazardly Intent: An Approach to Pastoring
An interview with Eugene Peterson
The Passover Potluck
Returning meaning to the communion service.
Trauma and Betrayal
Experiences of Leadership Readers
Forgiveness
What's So Great About Success?
Before people decide on a full-time ministry, they must realize God may be calling him or her to a ministry of tedious mediocrity.
Success in Three Churches: Diversity and Originality
Tom Minnery reports on three churches that are radically different from one another, yet successful in light of their view of mission.
Good Pastors Don't Make Churches Grow
One of the leading spokesmen of the church growth movement outlines what he believes increases the membership of a church.
MY CHOICE OF BOOKS
Stanley Long shares five books that are helping him in ministry.
To Build or Not to Build
No easy answers exist, but here are examples of congregations thoughtfully struggling to develop facilities without going bankrupt.
IDEAS THAT WORK
Something I Learned From Maxey Jarman
He built a billion-dolar corporation, but neither success nor failure were crucial to his interior life. He treated those two impostors just the same.
Why Are Session Meetings So Boring?
Maybe it's not just a matter of poor leadership and weary volunteers yearning to go home…
The Greening Of A Discussion Leader
Good discussions don't just happen. Here's how one leader started out and failed--but through trial and error discovered what makes discussion work.
CRITICISM: FROM STUMBLING BLOCK TO STEPPINGSTONE
We all feel wounded by a critic's arrows, but they can become goads to progress.
Just an Associate Pastor
One man's experience of the first few years after seminary--mortification and edification.
LEADERSHIP FORUM
Church growth is a worthy goal, but is it a measuring stick for success? Observations from five church leaders.
From the Publisher
A Message from the Publisher: January 01, 1981
Robert Schuller's Irrepressible Legacy
Robert Schuller's Irrepressible Legacy
Reflections from the life of a ministry pioneer.
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