21 January 2016

Growing God's Church: How People Are Actually Coming to Faith Today by Gary L. McIntosh

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Reaching a changing world with the unchanging gospel.

God does not change--but people do. The ways people are hearing the gospel and connecting with churches today are not the same as they were even twenty years ago. It stands to reason, then, that if we want our churches to grow--if we want the kingdom to grow--it's time to reevaluate the way we do outreach.

Based on ten years of comprehensive research, Growing God's Church unveils how people are actually coming to faith in the 21st century. Church growth expert Gary L. McIntosh answers questions like:

· How are new Christians hearing the gospel today?
· How are they finding churches?
· What makes them stay at a church?

He helps you evaluate your motives for ministry, your church's priorities, the reality of churchless Christians, the name of your church, and much more in light of the Great Commission and the changing face of our modern world.

Gary L. McIntosh discusses the ways people connect with faith and the church these days in his book Growing God’s Church: How People Are Actually Coming to Faith Today. It’s a relatively interesting read as McIntosh shares various statistics and data and explores how Christians and the church today can be most effective in reaching people and sharing the Gospel. While I didn’t love some parts of this book, it still provides plenty of beneficial information and, for readers interested in evangelism today, could prove to be a valuable read.

Thanks to Baker Book Bloggers, I received a copy of Growing God’s Church and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Gary L. McIntosh (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is president of the Church Growth Network and professor of Christian ministry and leadership at Talbot School of Theology. He is an internationally known speaker and church consultant who has written twenty-four books, including Biblical Church Growth, Beyond the First Visit, and What Every Pastor Should Know.

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