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Move: What 1,000 Churches Reveal about Spiritual Growth
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Pages: 288
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One of the church’s primary responsibilities is to foster genuine spiritual growth in people’s lives. Today’s pastors bring tremendous effort and passion to this task, but they are often disappointed by people who sit in the pews for years, knowing about Jesus but never really knowing him. In 2004, Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago undertook a three-year study to measure spiritual growth called the REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey. Over the next six years, additional data was collected from over a quarter million people in well over a thousand churches of every size, denomination, and geographic area. Move presents verifiable, fact-based, and somewhat startling findings from the latest REVEAL research, drawing on compelling stories from actual people—congregation members of varying spiritual maturity, as well as pastors who are equally candid as they share their disappointments and their successes. It provides a new lens through which church leaders can see and measure the evidence of spiritual growth. The local church is uniquely equipped to foster spiritual growth and challenge people to pursue a life of full devotion to Christ. Move helps pastors and church leaders inspire and direct that challenge with confidence as they lead their congregations to move closer to Christ.



Foreword
Introduction
PART ONE: THE HEART OF THE MATTER
1. The Brutal Truth about Spiritual Growth
2. An Inside View of the Heart

PART TWO: THE SPIRITUAL CONTINUUM
3. Closed Hearts: Getting to Know Those Who Are Lightly Engaged
4. Searching Hearts: Getting to Know Those Who Are Exploring
5. Open Hearts: Getting to Know Those Who Are Growing in Christ
6. Engaged Hearts: Getting to Know Those Who Are Close to Christ
7. Surrendered Hearts: Getting to Know Those Who Are Christ-Centered

PART THREE: SPIRITUAL MOVEMENT
8. The Catalysts of Spiritual Growth
9. Movement 1: From Rejection to Searching
10. Movement 2: From Searching to Accepting
11. Movement 3: From Growing in Christ to Close to Christ
12. Movement 4: From Close to Christ to Christ-Centered
13. Barriers to Faith: The Stalled and Dissatisfied

PART FOUR: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP
14. The Spiritual Vitality Index
15. Get People Moving
16. Embed the Bible in Everything
17. Create Ownership
18. Pastor the Local Community
19. Lead from a Christ-Centered Heart

Afterword
Appendices
1. What Is REVEAL?
2. What Is the REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey?
3. Who Are the Churches in the Survey?
4. Research Approach and Methodology
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Product Details

Product #: 683063

Status: Special order item

Date Published: 01 Mar 2016

ISBN-10: 0310529948

ISBN-13: 9780310529941

UPC: 025986529949

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House

Subjects: Books - Leadership / Books - Discipleship

Category: Ministry/Church - Adult Resources

Weight: 303 gr

Size: 229 x 152 mm