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Number of Pages: 159
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2012
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We need less conventional wisdom and more creative leadership.
Not all of the advice youve heard on church growth works. Judging by results, most doesnt. Its 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 Jims 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
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 executive pastor at Harvest Church, a United Methodist congregation in Warner Robins, Georgia, that she and her husband, Jim, began in 2001. Today Harvest serves 3,000 people in seven worship services. With degrees in Christian education, counseling, and business, she directs the Emerging and Discipleship Ministries at Harvest, including more than 350 small groups that meet in homes and workplaces. As a gifted Bible teacher and speaker, Jen brings biblical truth to life through humor, authenticity, and everyday application. She is the author of the womens Bible study Messy People: Life Lessons from Imperfect Biblical Heroes. In addition, she and Jim have co-written several small group studies including Hand Me Downs and Living the Five. They are the proud parents of two children.