In his previous books-- Kicking Habits , Growing Spiritual Redwoods , and Moving Off the Map --Thomas Bandy has drawn a compelling contrast between two kinds of congregational systems: the thriving church system, whose focus on hands-on ministry and shared core values propels it toward the future into which God's Spirit is leading; and the declining church system, whose focus on control and hierarchical structures leaves it bound to the past. In this book, Bandy argues that the organization of a congregation--its ...

Christian Chaos 1999, Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN

ISBN-13: 9780687025503

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