Some churches consist of 2,500 people meeting in state-of-the-art facilities, while others include 25 believers worshiping in a school gym. So who's to say that standardized cookie-cutter church programming is going to work for everyone? Find out how to choose church programs, activities, and growth strategies that will work in your one-of-a-kind congregation! 375 pages, softcover from Baker.
Different churches grow in different ways. This book will help you figure out your church's orientation and show the way to healthy growth.
Dr. Gary L. McIntosh is a nationally known author, speaker, educator, consultant, and professor of Christian ministry and leadership at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, located in La Mirada, California. He has written extensively in the field of pastoral ministry, leadership, generational studies, and church growth.
Dr. McIntosh received his B.A. from Colorado Christian University in Biblical Studies, an M.Div. from Western C.B. Seminary in Pastoral Studies, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Church Growth Studies.
As President of The McIntosh Church Growth Network, a church consulting firm he founded in 1989, Dr. McIntosh has served over 500 churches in 53 denominations throughout the United States and Canada. The 1995 and 1996 President of the American Society for Church Growth, he edits both the Church Growth Network newsletter and the Journal of the American Society for Church Growth.