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More Than Numbers: The Ways Churches Grow

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Mead explores what church growth and evangelism really mean in a time when it is mathematically impossible for every congregation to achieve significant numerical growth. He argues provocatively that spiritual, organizational, and missional growth are just as important as numerical growth, and that all four are needed for a truly healthy and growing church. Case studies an ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 1993)
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Rachel
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Good for any church leader/group to read. Lays out simply the different ways of understanding growth.
Jo
Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
As suggested by the title, More Than Number, this book discusses various areas of church growth unrelated to new members being added, including maturational, organic, and incarnational growth.

The book had several strong points, including worksheets that could be used to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a church in the various areas of growth. I thought there were some fairly decent analytical questions on the worksheets, although I didn’t use them. The sections on maturational and incar
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Andy Scott
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
An interesting book that takes a look at the different ways churches can and should grow: numerically, maturationaly (or spiritually), organically (how people work together), and incarnation ally (how the church works in the world). The book contains a good analysis of the factors that affect each of these areas, with lots of ideas to think about. It also includes worksheets to help with a local church's analysis and discussion of the matters.
Stephen
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
READ JUN 2013

Excellent companion to Alban Institute's Once and Future Church trilogy. A must read for any church leader interested in dynamic church growth.
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