Here's a prescription for building strong bodies---of faith! Based on data gleaned from surveying nearly 2,000 churches, Macchia presents 10 characteristics of thriving congregations. His results encompass all facets of church life---regardless of size, denomination, ethnicity, or location. Macchia also offers a web-driven church survey based on the concepts of the book at www.healthychurch.net. Features end-of-chapter study guides and bibliography. Foreword by Haddon Robinson, afterword by Gordon MacDonald. 240 pages, softcover from Baker.
"A wonderful tool that I recommend to every church that is serious about being purpose-driven." -Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Church
Now available in trade paper, Becoming a Healthy Church illustrates the ten most important characteristics of church health. Based on extensive surveys, this helpful volume is designed to encourage the creation of a healthy climate for your church and its ministry.
Stephen A. Macchia is founding president of Leadership Transformations, Inc., a ministry focusing on spiritual formation needs of leaders and the spiritual discernment processes of leadership teams in local church and parachurch ministry settings nationwide. He is the author of Becoming a Healthy Church, Becoming a Healthy Disciple, and Becoming a Healthy Church Workbook
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