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Moving Beyond Church Growth

Mark A. Olson

Moving Beyond Church Growth

An Alternative Vision for Congregations

by Mark A. Olson

  • 38 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Fortress Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Ministry & Pastoral Resources,
  • Christianity - Church Administration,
  • Christianity - Church Administration - Church Growth,
  • Christianity - Church Administration - General,
  • Christian Church - Church Administration,
  • Religion - Church Administration

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9823551M
    ISBN 100800634462
    ISBN 109780800634469
    OCLC/WorldCa228222572

    Joshua was to continue relentlessly taking the land, and we Christians are to move forward in faith. Our churches are not to be content to sit back and do business as usual. We cannot rest on past victories or be paralyzed by past defeats. We are to move forward in faith personally and corporately as the body of Christ. But how does that happen.


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