Simply Strategic Growth : Attracting a Crowd to Your Church

ISBN-10: 0764428659

ISBN-13: 9780764428654

Edition: 2005

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Group Publishing, Incorporated
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 228
Size: 6.54" wide x 8.96" long x 0.57" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Dedicationp. 6
Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Forewordp. 8
Introductionp. 10
Pop Culture Can Be Your Friendp. 13
Encourage People to Sleep In on Sundaysp. 15
The Story of the Padded Cowp. 17
If the Shoe Fits Your Target, Wear Itp. 19
The Three Faces of Creativityp. 21
Embrace Entertainmentp. 24
Don't Use the "R Word"p. 26
Find a Friend With a Harleyp. 28
When Your Worst Critic Is Another Pastorp. 30
Create Some Buzzp. 32
The More You Announce, the Less Is Heardp. 34
Reduce the Drool Factorp. 37
Scratch People Where They Itchp. 39
Growing Churches Have Growing Crowdsp. 41
Use Secular Music for Redemptive Purposesp. 43
Consider Adding a Choirp. 45
Give Them a Reason to Attendp. 47
Offer Frequent "On-Ramps"p. 49
Parking Lots Don't Have to Be Painfulp. 51
Make a Stump Speechp. 54
Thou Shalt Stop Using Christianesep. 57
Attend One and Serve Onep. 59
Start Acting Bigger Than You Arep. 61
Every Church Needs a Help Deskp. 63
Interpreting vs. Packagingp. 65
Give People Room to Createp. 67
Ideas That Workp. 69
Go With the Flowp. 71
Altar Calls That Workp. 73
Nothing Competes With the Weekendp. 75
How Well Do You Know Your Competition?p. 77
Help People Take Their Next Stepsp. 80
History Can Help You Planp. 82
Talent Matters More Than Everp. 84
Be Nice, but Be Honestp. 86
Invite Your Church to Invite Their Friendsp. 89
A Schedule That Simplifiesp. 91
It Takes More Than Prayer to Grow a Churchp. 93
Change Is Goodp. 95
Prepare for Christmas in Septemberp. 97
Read Your Audience Before It Reads Your Bulletinp. 100
Engage People in an Experiencep. 102
New People Reach New Peoplep. 104
Experiment With the Timesp. 106
The Invitation Is in the Mailp. 108
It's All About the Numbersp. 110
Paint a Picture for Growthp. 112
Safety Firstp. 114
Share the Loadp. 116
Get 'Em In, Get 'Em Outp. 118
Launch on Easterp. 120
Sweat the Titlesp. 122
Spend All Your Money on Missionsp. 124
Become an Entertainment Expertp. 126
Stay on Messagep. 128
Give Parameters and Get Out of the Way!p. 130
Define Excellence, Then Strive for Itp. 132
The "Up-and-Outers"p. 134
One Service Is Never Enoughp. 136
Creative Geniuses Are Hard to Leadp. 138
Expect Complaintsp. 140
Please Turn It Down!p. 142
Zonk-Proof Your Churchp. 144
Be a Student of Your Communityp. 146
Always Previewp. 148
Changed Lives Change Livesp. 150
Big Churches Are a Painp. 152
Determine If It's Music to Their Earsp. 154
Don't Mess With a Giftp. 157
Find Someone to Own the Programmingp. 159
You Can't Judge a Book by Its Coverp. 162
Provide an Opportunity to Respondp. 164
The Tunnel of Conflictp. 166
Serve the Right Food to the Right Peoplep. 168
Your Service Is Too Longp. 170
Take Time to Talk About Moneyp. 172
A Small Group Is Just a Methodp. 174
Trying to Win People Back Is a Trapp. 176
Who Cares?p. 178
You Have to Give Ministry Awayp. 180
Creative Redundancyp. 182
Be Proactive With the Mediap. 184
Give Up to Go Upp. 186
With Success Comes Responsibilityp. 189
The 80 Percent Rule Is a Rule for a Reasonp. 191
Bigger Is Betterp. 193
1.4 People Per Car You Can Count on Itp. 195
Big Church Is for Big Peoplep. 197
Assume Everyone Is a Newcomerp. 199
Everyone Doesn't Need to Know My Namep. 201
Don't Blame Godp. 203
Love Your Guestsp. 205
Hire Promise or Experience?p. 207
Program for Your Guestsp. 210
If It Feels Empty, It Will Feel Deadp. 212
And They Lived Happily Ever Afterp. 214
You'll Never Run Out of Ideasp. 216
Give Hope to the Hopelessp. 219
Don't Hoard Good Ideasp. 221
Discussion Guidep. 223
Topical Indexp. 224
About the Authorsp. 226
About WiredChurches.comp. 227
Also in the Simply Strategic Seriesp. 229
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