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Is something crucial missing from your congregation's programs? Beneath the surface of churches' programs and activities lies the more fundamental question of how leaders and churches can be enabled to discern and obediently cooperate with the guidance and empowering of the Holy Spirit. Since the Kingdom of God is an active expression of His reign on earth, it is extended and realized as individuals and churches seek and submit to His will and purposes. Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit offers a practical guide for nurturing with churches the dynamic cooperative process, drawing on a breadth of experience from around the world. Many leaders overlook the necessary precondition of discerning and cooperating with the empowering will of the Holy Spirit before putting their plans into action. But how is this to be accomplished? Seven dynamics facilitate this process. These factors, advanced by the church leadership and brought into being by the Holy Spirit, help congregations undertake such crucial tasks as preaching/teaching, worship, healing, governance, making disciples of converts, and evangelism. As believers actively cooperate with the Holy Spirit, the church is strengthened in its role of being a foretaste of the Kingdom of God.
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.