Start This, Stop That: Do the Things That Grow Your Church  -     By: Jim Cowart, Jennifer Cowart
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Start This, Stop That: Do the Things That Grow Your Church

Abingdon Press / 2012 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 159
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.3 X 5.4 X 0.6 (inches)
ISBN: 1426752369
ISBN-13: 9781426752360
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We need less conventional wisdom and more creative leadership.
Not all of the advice you’ve heard on church growth works. Judging by results, most doesn’t. It’s time we re-evaluate the standard thinking on how to grow a church, especially considering new voices questioning the worth of church growth.

Jim Cowart is shepherding an amazing story. 1800 professions of Christ in ten years have propelled Harvest Church from a church plant of four – Jim’s family – to a thriving community of Jesus disciples. Harvest is changing their world and having a party while they do it. Learn why conventional church thinking such as pastoral care, long-term planning, stewardship campaigns, committees and even staff inhibit church growth. Learn how to do less, and lead more people to Christ.
Jim and Jennifer Cowart are practitioners who are in the trenches and have repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to leading people to Jesus Christ. God has blessed their leadership through Harvest Church. Their church growth methods are not just good ideas but tried and true principles that work!  
--Ron Sylvia,  Lead Pastor, Church @ The Springs, Ocala, Florida
Start This, Stop That is a much-needed “how to” book that has the potential to help you take your church to the next level.  Jim and Jen Cowart are not mere theorists, but practitioners who have lived out these principles to build a dynamic church that is making a huge impact!  
-- Steve Stroope, Lead Pastor, Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, Texas; and author of Tribal Church  

Author Bio

Jim Cowart is the founding pastor of Harvest Church, a United Methodist congregation near Macon, GA. Harvest launched in 2001, and has an average attendance of more than 2,000 each weekend. The church has grown primarily through Professions of Faith. Jim’s approach to ministry is practical, innovative and engaging.

Jim serves as a trainer and coach, helping pastors launch and maintain healthy church environments. For more information go to harvestchurch4u.org.

Jennifer Cowart is the Director of Discipleship and Emerging Ministries at Harvest UMC in Warner Robins, GA.  She has degrees in Christian Education and Counseling.  In 2001, she helped start Harvest with husband Jim and kids, Alyssa and Josh.

Jennifer is a systems thinker and specializes in helping churches put the proper structures in place to maximize ministry results for the Kingdom.  She is a gifted speaker and strategist who brings humor and outside the box thinking to the table. 

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