Jesus compared the church to "a city set on a hill"---inescapably visible. Why should our congregations settle for less? From the author of Raising a Modern-Day Knight comes a look at how to build "incarnational bridges" that connect churches with local communities, making them strong, well-traveled links between earth and heaven. 221 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 221 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2003 Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310250153 ISBN-13: 9780310250159 UPC: 025986250157 Availability: In Stock
A city set on a hill, inescapably visible. A lit lamp brilliantly illuminating the darkest room. With compelling metaphors, Jesus described the church and its impact on the world. And indeed, filled with the Holy Spirit, the early church demonstrated a spiritual energy and depth that transformed the surrounding culture. Don't let your church settle for less! Using bridges as a metaphor for 'irresistible influence'--or i2, as he calls it--Robert Lewis shows how your church can become a strong, well-traveled link between heaven and earth in your community. In this engaging and uplifting book, Lewis tells the stories and shares the experiences and lessons of Fellowship Bible Church to show * what it will take to reconnect your church with your community * the how-to's of 'incarnational bridge building' * true stories of i2 in action * how to expand the i2 effort through new partnerships and adventures * requirements of the church in the 21st century Discover how the power of incarnational bridge-building can impact your church and your community at the annual Church of Irresistible Influence conference. For information, contact Fellowship Associates: www.fellowshipassociates.com; phone (501) 975-5050.
Dr. Robert Lewis is pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, founder of Men's Fraternity, and chairman of the board of Fellowship Associates, a church consulting and leadership training organization. His previous books include 'Rocking the Roles, 'Raising a Modern Day Knight', and 'Team Building in Marriage.' His annual Church of Irresistible Influence conference attracts hundreds of church leaders and key laypersons from around the world. SPANISH BIO: El Dr. Robert Lewis es pastor de la Iglesia Biblica Fraternidad en Little Rock, Arkansas, fundador de la Fraternidad de Hombres, y presidente de la junta directiva de Asociados de la Fraternidad, una organizacion de entrenamiento de lideres y consultoria de iglesias. Sus libros previos incluyen Rockin the Roles (Estremecimiendo los Roles), Rasing a Modern Day Knight (Levantando un Caballero del Tiempo Moderno), y Team Building a Marriage (Construcion de un Equipo en el Matrimonio).
Rob Wilkins is a freelance writer who wrote 'Taking the Child's Way Home' and, with various authors, seven other books. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. He lives in Etowah, NC. SPANISH BIO: Rob Wilkins es un escritor independiente que escribio Taking the Child's Way Homes [Tomando el Camino a Casa del Nino] y, con varios autores, otros siete libros. Recibio el premio de priodismo Robert F. Kennedy. Vive en Etowah, NC.