A former all-American wrestler and coach, Pastor Putman shares his winning strategy for growing a vibrant congregation! Learn how to transform Christians from Monday-morning quarterbacks into dynamic players by getting back to the primary task of the church---intentionally making disciples. Includes reflection questions and application ideas for individuals or small groups. 256 pages, softcover from Baker.
Now available in trade paper, Church Is a Team Sport shows proven ways to push believers, new and mature, toward growth as both Christians--and leaders. Through this powerful, thought-provoking volume, ministers both in the congregation and on staff will discover how to expand the church one soul at a time. Making disciples is the crux of pastor Jim Putman's message.
The plan works. Caring for people, following up on stray sheep, and teaching what it means to love God and obey him. That's how Church Is a Team Sport transforms Christians from Monday-morning quarterbacks into dynamic players.
Jim Putman is the senior pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho, one of the fastest-growing churches in America. Prior to moving to Real Life Ministries, he served as a youth minister for nine years in two small churches. He was a three-time all-American wrestler in college as well as a successful wrestling coach. Putman holds degrees from Boise State University and Boise Bible College. He lives in Post Falls, Idaho.
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