If you want to learn how to grow your church, there's no better book to study than Acts! Towns and Porter examine the exponential growth of the early church and compare its approach with contemporary methods. Teach your congregation to take an active part in church planting through prayer assignments, community outreach, conducting surveys, and more. 160 pages, softcover from Beacon Hill.
Get your entire church involved in planting a new church.Churches that Multiply is a Bible study from the book of Acts designed to give your church a vision of how you can grow. Catch the fire for spreading the good news and put principles from Acts back into action!This Bible study takes a look how the early church spread the Gospel and compares their approach to today’s methods for church growth. You’ll learn from their experiences and use what works best for you, as you form a step-by-step strategy to meet the individual needs of your new church.Church members will help plant your new church as they:Receive prayer assignments, helping them get a vision and burden for a new churchLearn how to reach out to the unchurchedTake surveys to evaluate attitudes, resources, and personnel for a new church.Coordinate resources with other churches and denominational leadersResearch community plans and resources to determine where a new church should be locatedTake exploratory trips to new neighborhoods to look at potential areas for new churchesA hands-on approach to church planting that equips the most important members of the teamyour church!
Elmer L. Towns is dean of both Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary and the School of Religion at Liberty University where he was Co-Founder with Jerry Falwell in 1971. He is known for his work with growing churches and spirituality and has authored over 170 books. Dr. Douglas Porter is pastor of Napanee Baptist Church in Napanee, Ontario, Canada. He holds a L.Th. from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, and an M.A. and D.Min from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He has authored several other books including The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, and has assisted others as a researcher and editorial collaborator for numerous publishing projects.
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