* Did you know that approximately 3,000 churches close their doors every year? What does it take for congregations to remain healthy now and in the future? Looking at common problems---a lack of doctrinal agreement, grace, mission, leadership, discipled believers, and denominational excellence---Bickers shares sound principles to help your church avoid becoming another statistic. 192 pages, softcover from Beacon Hill.
It’s a sad reality, but statistics show that some 3,000 churches close their doors permanently every year. What does it take for a church today to remain healthy? How can you, as a church leader, lead your church into the future as a strong, thriving community?In The Healthy Community, you will be able to diagnose the problems that may exist in your own church as you’re challenged to ask tough questions that will ultimately bring you to a place where your church community can make changes to become thoroughly healthy.
Dennis Bickers spent twenty years as a bivocational pastor of a small church. He has written several books on bivocational ministry, received training in coaching techniques, and wrote his doctoral thesis on the benefits of coaching bivocational ministers. Each year he is invited by numerous denominations in the US and Canada to lead workshops for their bivocational and small church leaders.
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