Some churches grow in what seem to be the worst of circumstances; other churches become stagnant in what seem to be the best of circumstances. The only logical conclusion to draw is that the growth of churches is not dependent upon the circumstances. Churches that grow have things in common that enable them to overcome any circumstances.
Likewise, pastors who build growing churches vary widely in personality and background. But they too seem to have some characteristics in common despite the differences in their personalities.
The secret to finding out how to build a growing church is discovering what these common characteristics are. Dr. Jeff Fugate, pastor of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in Lexington, KY has done just that. This church has experienced steady growth over an extended period, and in Church Growth Principles and Practices he presents the things that are necessary for pastors and churches to do in order to grow.
If God has called you to be the pastor of a church, then He has commissioned you to lead in the building of a growing church. This book can put you on the right path for fulfilling God's will for your ministry.
306 pgs | Paperback | Dr. Jeff Fugate