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Churches Partnering Together: Biblical Strategies for Fellowship, Evangelism, and Compassion

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How to Work Together for the Sake of the Gospel

Most churches in the United States have less than 75 members. Many of these congregations barely have enough money to pay their pastor's salary, let alone launch a movement or host a conference. How can they hope to make an impact beyond their own walls?

In Churches Partnering Together, Chris Bruno and Matt Dirks show how all
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 31st 2014 by Crossway Books
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Andy Huette
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked the overall premise about churches being more invested in the kingdom than in building their own castles. The book offered many practical tips and points of application in how churches, including and especially smaller churches, can partner together to plant churches and engage in other ministries. I appreciated the readability as well as the fact that points were substantiated with Scripture (primarily by Paul's mindset of partnering with other for the spread of the gospel in his ...more
Alissa Danielson
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“A kingdom partnership is a gospel-driven relationship between interdependent local churches that pray, work, and share resources together strategically to glorify God through kingdom-advancing goals they could not accomplish alone.”

As someone who works with an organization that is based on churches partnering together, I opened this book hoping to go deeper in the biblical theology of partnership. My goal was definitely accomplished! I also highlighted over 30 ways churches could practically
JR Bennett
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book gets a higher rating from me because of its brevity. The author has mostly small churches in mind although many things are applicable to larger ministry contexts as well.
Ruth Aileen
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I recently finished reading Churches Partnering Together by Chris Bruno and Matt Dirks. This book offered a wonderful perspective on Biblical Strategies for Fellowship, Evangelism, and Compassion. These three words should be fundamental to our faith, and should be part of our daily attitude and actions. I found this book to be refreshing in its simple approach to practices that are often overlooked, under-appreciated, and basically shoved aside as we muddle through our Christian walk. Bruno and ...more
Ho Christopher
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I come from a small church, but often we think with a big church, ‘we-are-independent’ mentality, so much so we hardly work with other churches. This book is a good start to how my church can start to solve this issue.

It’s a wonder why no such books has been published thus far on this topic! For the christian faith that has always centered around koinonia and the unity of the church, it is indeed bewildering why churches far too often chooses to work alone rather than in partnership with others
Don Henrikson
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a good book. It attempts to build upon a biblical model of church partnership and develop practical advice for churches who are ready to take on the challenge. Given the fact that many churches are already in denominational relationships, it would have been helpful to devote some significant writing to applying the principles of this book to denominations. Though the basic principles they present can be applied by denominationally involved churches, the denominational dynamic would ...more
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
thought provoking, lots of good information, kingdom focused. targeted more at pastors than accountant and engineering women. but it gives us a good starting point for discussions and plans for parternering in a minstry. oh and I am so not a catalyst leader. god is going to have to work through me because I would never be chosen to be a leader normally.
Brandon Eastin
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great inspiration for churches to do more and think outside the box.
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Chris Bruno (PhD, Wheaton College) is the assistant professor of New Testament and Greek at Bethlehem College & Seminary.

He has served at Northland International University, Cedarville University, and Trinity Christian School in Kailua, HI. Before that, he was pastor of discipleship and training at Harbor Church in Honolulu, HI.

Chris and his wife Katie have been married since 2001 and have