Disappointment -- No Soul? LO11940

Julie Beedon (julie@vistabee.win-uk.net)
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 11:54:04

Replying to LO11912 --

Lon asked for references on my Church growth theory comment

>What a splended explanation for something I have seen occur in every group
>I have ever been involved with. Can anyone provide a specific reference?

I have asked the 'theologians' around me and you might find some stuff in
a couple of places

Robin Gill's -The Myth of the Empty Church includes some studies on small

Also Michaels Green (I think it is I Believe in the Church) discusses
large congregations and things which support their life/growth. He talks
about cells, church and celebrations.

* cells - to provide a place of belonging
* church - to provide resources and connects cells
* celebrations - so that everyone has a sense that they are part of
something bigger

there is other stuff about welcome etc.. but I don't have the book

Julie Beedon
VISTA Consulting - for a better future


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