Growing a church : a manual for establishing self-supporting congregations with a reformed perspective

Full Title
Growing a church : a manual for establishing self-supporting congregations with a reformed perspective
Author
Don G Huitink
Abstract
This manual is written for pastors who are in new church starts, field secretaries, classes 'Church Planning and Development committees, and denominational staff who are in supportive roles for new church development.

Chapter One contains the biblical and theological basis for beginning new congregations.

Chapter Two is an historical overview of Reformed thought and practice regarding new church development.

Chapter Three focuses upon the structures needed to support, select, and supervise new fields.

Chapter Four examines the necessary procedures to select and support pastors for new church development. It is designed to assist those calling new church development pastors to prepare to call a pastor, know what to look for in a new church pastor, provide for pastors orientation, and provide ongoing support, training, and supervision.

Chapter Five outlines the basic issues and tasks in the first of four stages of development.

Chapter Six outlines the basic issues and tasks in the second of four stages o f development.

Chapter Seven out lines the basic issues and tasks in the third of four stages of development.

Chapter Eight outlines the fourth stage of development and its tasks.

The Appendix contains samples of a Reformed philosophy of ministry, funding application, advertising for a new congregation, an organizational chart, ministry group descriptions, leadership training suggestions, budget proposal, processes for selecting architects, builders, and other consultants, capital fund raising, and loan application forms and requirements.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Stanley A Rock
Language
English
Date
1987
Number of Pages
471
Copyright Statement
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