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Do the programs crowding the typical church's weekly schedule today lack an essential element, one that is fundamental to their having the greatest spiritual impact? This biblically grounded book asserts that many leaders overlook the necessary precondition of discerning and cooperating with the empowering will of the Holy Spirit before putting their plans into action. Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit is a highly practical guide for nurturing relations between believers and the Holy Spirit, a process facilitated by seven dynamics. * Love that draws us into engagement * Faith and obedience * Receiving divine guidance * Exercising spiritual discernment * Welcoming the gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit * Intercessory prayer that shapes the future * Seeing and responding to kairos moments Advanced by the church leadership and brought into being by the Holy Spirit, these factors help congregations preach and teach, worship, heal, govern, make disciples of converts, and evangelize. One of this book's strengths is the use of case studies to illustrate how the seven dynamics can take root in local congregations.
Dr. Brad Long (DMin, Union Theological Seminary) is the Executive Director of Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International (PRMI). In 2000 he founded the Dunamis Fellowship International - a prayer community and seminary designed for equipping believers. Zeb has three children and lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina. SPANISH BIO: Dr. Brad Long tiene una maestria en divinidad y un doctorado en ministerio del Seminario Teologico Union. Es director ejecutivo de Los ministerios presbiterianos internacionales reformados (PRMI). En el 2000, Brad fundo 'Dunamis Fellowship International', un seminario y comunidad de oracion designados para equipar creyentes. Brad es autor y coautor de varios libros, incluyendo El poder del Espiritu Santo y El crecimiento de la iglesia. el y su esposa, Laura, tiene tres hijos y residen en Black Mountain, Carolina del Norte.
Paul Keith Stokes (MA, Cambridge University) is a minister in the United Reformed Church in the UK serving two churches since 1992. Paul became involved with the PRMI Dunamis Project in November 2001, and served as track director in 2003. Two years later he was appointed as one of three national Directors for the newly-formed Dunamis Fellowship in Britain and Ireland. Paul has two children and lives in Plymouth Devon, England. SPANISH BIO: Paul Keith Stokes (MA, Universidad Cambridge) es ministro de la Iglesia Reformada Unida en el Reino Unido, y sirve a dos Iglesias desde 1992. Paul se involucro en el 'Proyecto Dunamis' del PRMI en Noviembre del 2001, y sirvio como director de ruta en el 2003. Dos anos despues, fue elegido como uno de los tres directores nacionales del recien formado 'Dunamis Fellowship' en Inglaterra e Irlanda. Paul tiene dos hijos y reside en Plymouth Devon, Inglaterra.
Cindy Strickler (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary) was ordained in 1986 by the Presbyterian Church in the United States as interim pastor of the Englishtown Presbyterian Church. In 1997 Cindy joined the Board of PRMI and served on the Executive Committee for three years and as President for one. Since 1994 she has been teaching Gateways to Empowered Ministry as well as the Dunamis Projects on Healing, Spiritual Gifts and Spiritual Warfare. SPANISH BIO: Cindy Strickler tiene una maestria en divinidades del Seminario Teologico de Princeton. Fue ordenada en 1986 por la Iglesia Presbiteriana en los Estados Unidos y paso a ser pastora temporal de la Iglesia Presbiteriana Englishtown. En 1997, Cindy ingreso a la junta de PRMI sirviendo en el comite ejecutivo durante tres anos y como presidente un a no. Desde 1994, ella ha ensenado en el 'Proyecto Dunamis' y 'Gateways to Empowered Ministries' acerca de la sanidad, dones espirituales y guerra espiritual.
Dr. Zeb Bradford Long (DMin, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA), an ordained PCUSA minister, is Executive Director of Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International (PRMI), a mission organization working for spiritual renewal and church growth around the world. Brad served as a Presbyterian missionary in Korea and Taiwan for ten years before coming to PRMI. He has written extensively about the person and work of the Holy Spirit and how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in missions and ministry today. Brad and his wife live in Black Mountain, NC.
Paul Keith Stokes (MA, Cambridge University) was ordained in 1992 by the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom. Paul is minister of Plymstock United Church and is an Evangelism and Renewal Advocate for the Group for Evangelism And Renewal (GEAR). He became involved with the PRMI Dunamis Project in November 2001, served as Track Director for six years from 2003, and in 2005 was appointed as one of three national directors for the newly formed Dunamis Fellowship in Britain and Ireland. Paul has two children and lives in Plymouth, Devon, England.
Cynthia R. P. Strickler (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary) was ordained by the PCUSA in 1986. She is the Director of the Dunamis Fellowship International. the international leadership team of PRMI. The Fellowship's purpose is to mobilize, equip, and deploy Holy Spirit-empowered witnesses for Jesus Christ around the world. Before joining the ministry staff of PRMI, Cindy worked as a hospital chaplain and a certified ACPE supervisor in central New Jersey. She and her husband live in Lenoir, NC.