Growth and Change

The danger and necessity of a passion for church growth

A must-read for every church leader committed to seeing the gospel of Jesus grow and bear fruit.

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For many years, evangelical church leaders have been told that the key to seeing gospel growth is to “just be faithful”. In Growth and Change, Andrew Heard challenges this misconception head-on with wisdom from decades of ministry experience and deep theological reflection.

Richly biblical and heartfelt, this ground-breaking book confronts sacred cows, rejects easy answers and addresses the tensions felt by every leader who wants to proactively work for change while remaining absolutely committed to the word of God.

This is a must-read for every church leader committed to seeing the gospel of Jesus grow and bear fruit.

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  • Foreword

    1. Change and the unchanging God

    2. The danger of a passion for growth

    3. The necessity of a passion for growth

    4. The importance of numbers

    5. Rethinking our priorities

    6. Tying together the threads (so far)

    7. Bearing the weight of responsibility

    8. Living with the tensions

    9. Theologically principled pragmatism

    10. Freedom and boundaries in church life

    11. Freedom and boundaries for pastors

    12. Leading with outcomes at the centre

    13. Dealing with the pressure of ministry

    Conclusion: Do not stoop
    Appendix: Five foundations for ministry

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Contributors Andrew Heard, Geoff Robson
ISBN 9781922980137
Format Paperback
First published March 2024
Dimensions 151mm x 227mm x 17mm
Weight 0.50 kg
Language English
Pages 264
Publisher Matthias Media

Richard Coekin

Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church, SW London; CEO of Co-Mission church planting initiative

I honestly believe this could prove to be one of the most important books (after the Bible, of course) for church leaders in our time.

Ed Stetzer

Executive Director, The Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, Illinois

How can we care about growing a church and not lose our theological moorings in the process? Andrew Heard shows us the way.

Don Carson

Co-founder, The Gospel Coalition; Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Andrew Heard is well known and well trusted in Australia, his homeland. Now we pray that his influence may multiply exponentially around the world.

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