Eight Virtues of Rapidly Growing Churches

Eight Virtues of Rapidly Growing Churches
Author Dr. Jason Byassee
Foreword by Jacob Armstrong
Author Matt Miofsky
Publisher Abingdon Press
Publication Date 10/2018
Binding Book - Paperback
ISBN 9781501852732
Retail Price $17.99
Discount Price $15.99 (11% discount)
Leaders who are interested in planting or revitalizing congregations often feel discouraged and defeated after leadership conferences, or after reading about the ‘heroes’ of church planting and church growth. “They are amazing,” they say. “I can’t be that amazing.”

But Jesus’ load is easy and his burden is light. When we examine the practices and characteristics of those ‘heroes’, we see striking trends and commonalities. Aspiring church leaders can learn the practices and develop the characteristics that will lead to successful churches. Instead of feeling defeated, new leaders should have a hope-filled sense of what new thing they can do.

Authors Matt Miofsky and Jason Byasse carefully researched, interviewed, and profiled successful church-growers across the U.S., and identified 8 characteristics these leaders and their congregations have in common. These pastors are still learning, still figuring out how to do this work and how to faithfully live into God’s call. But for now, how are they doing what they do? What mistakes have they made & learned from? Where have they paid the stupid tax that others should avoid? Each of these ‘heroes’ is painfully ordinary and up front about their flaws. And each can see slightly farther than the rest of us. What do they see that we can learn from?

Discover the 8 characteristics, and learn how to adapt them for your own congregation and calling:

Believe in miracles and act accordingly
Integrate new people quickly
Love the local
Exist to reach the next person
Elevate the practice of giving
Work in teams
Preach effectively to skeptics
Make friends with the denomination