In Going for Growth Bob Jackson applies the challenging lessons of The Road to Growth to the life of a local church.
This short, accessible book allows busy church leaders to get a handle on what makes local churches grow. Packed with ideas, questions, research-based strategies and short case studies, Going for Growth offers options and inspiration.
The eight concise chapters tackle growing the Church through:
policy and values
deploying the clergy
lay leadership and training
The book also contains suggestions for turning its findings into a cell/small group course on church growth.
Use this book as a launch pad for prayer, discussion and strategic planning.
"This is a book to get you started on the road to growth. You may not like it all. You may not agree with it all. Your experience might be different. But this is a book you can't ignore. If you've ever been stuck on the hard shoulder, and sighed with relief to see the breakdown van arriving, then you'll have an idea of how helpful this book might be." - Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Reading "If you want your church to grow there are few better places to start than this. It's based on thorough research, it's very readable, and it's well applied. Moreover, it's not prescriptive; rather it helps church members to tap their existing experience, while learning from other churches and, with God's help, discover their own church's road to growth". - John Coles, Director, New Wine