This book shares not only the story of one of the most amazing churches in America but also the story of what your church can become as you follow these ten time-tested principles and allow God to build your church.
Is it possible for a church to grow large enough to attract seekers and loving enough to care for each individual? Russell says "yes!" Pastor of one of the largest churches in America, he uses the story of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville to illustrate 10 time-tested, farsighted church-growth principles for you to follow. 304 pages, hardcover from Howard.
- Can the church truly be the "city on a hill that cannot be hidden" that Jesus talked about in the Sermon on the Mount?
- Can it grow large enough to attract throngs of seekers and yet be loving enough to care for each individual that comes?
Bob Russell, pastor of Southeast Christian Church -- one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America -- says that it most certainly can. But it can only be done when we are submissive to God's will and allow Him to build that church. In the pages of this far-sighted, uncompromising book, Bob Russell and his son Rusty share the ten principles upon which this remarkable church was founded. Throughout the book, you will see God's mighty power at work in a church that began in 1962 with only 50 members and has now grown to over 14,000 and has become a bustling "city on a hill" whose beaming faith powerfully impacts its community and the world.