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Winter : Church Health

Volume 4

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In this Issue
A Time for Holy DisatisfactionSubscriber Access Only
After six decades of ministry, an eminent churchman assesses the health of the body of Christ.
The Quality Church (Part 1)Subscriber Access Only
Leadership begins a search for the parameters of faithfulness
Church Health
Burning Out, Rusting Out or Holding Out?Subscriber Access Only
Ministers, like motors, needn't die of overactivity or inactivity. A little maintenance will keep them running for the long haul.
Ten Conditions for Church GrowthSubscriber Access Only
The blossoming of a church depends on more than one kind of nutrient.
The Number Game: A Threat to Churches Large & SmallSubscriber Access Only
In churches, like human bodies, not all growth is healthy.
SUCCESS OR FAILURESubscriber Access Only
BOOK COMMENTARYSubscriber Access Only
Helping Troubled ChurchesSubscriber Access Only
A church in pain needs a specialist who can restore good health.
How to Keep a Youth MinisterSubscriber Access Only
Pastors of high schoolers don’t need to graduate each June.
TO ILLUSTRATE...Subscriber Access Only
MY CHOICE OF BOOKSSubscriber Access Only
Martin Marty sifts the books that have had a lasting effect.
IDEAS THAT WORKSubscriber Access Only
Using electronic media in worship
Ministering Undercover: A Survey of Church LibrariansSubscriber Access Only
Pens outmuscle swords, and books can help people in ways sermons cannot. Here are six secrets of developing a library that ministers.
Reflecting on a Long PastorateSubscriber Access Only
Fifteen years in the sme church bring many facets -- and many rewards.
Discipline the Backbone of the ChurchSubscriber Access Only
A spineless body has trouble standing up for anything.
The Salt, not the Honey, of the WorldSubscriber Access Only
When healthy, the body of Christ doesn't have to be in the majority, but it must make its presence felt in the world.
Bacteria in the Body
Bacteria in the Body
How can we build strong churches when we keep attracting weak, even unhealthy, people?
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