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Measuring Church Growth: A Research-Based Tool for Evaluating & Planning

John Ellas

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ISBN 10: 0964244721 / ISBN 13: 9780964244726
Published by Center for Church Growth, 1997
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Title: Measuring Church Growth: A Research-Based ...

Publisher: Center for Church Growth

Publication Date: 1997

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st.

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Measuring Church Growth is a practical tool for measuring growth trends, to provide knowledge for interpreting the data, and to encourage church leaders in planning. Until now there was a dearth of information to teach leaders how to interpret data after it is gathered and graphed. Now it's available in this book. In addition, the findings from a large research sample of growing and declining churches is available for a comparison tool.

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"John Ellas has made a major contribution to church leaders by writing this book, Measuring Church Growth. There are many books on church growth principles and a few on how to measure outcomes. But this is the first book I have seen that tells church leaders how to interpret the results of such a study."

Dr. Flavil R. Yeakley, Jr.

Director, Harding Center for Church Growth Studies

Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas "John Ellas is well-equipped to suggest techniques for church diagnosis. Through formal study and congregational experience, he has brought together in readable form a simple tool for church leaders. This tool can prepare the way for an appropriate analysis of a congregation."

Dr. Mac Lynn, Professor of Bible

David Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee "Dr. Ellas' new book, Measuring Church Growth, is a biblical approach to evaluating and planning for the future health of your church. Not only does it carefully explain the process of diagnosing your church's present health, but it assists the reader in interpreting the findings. Founded on a thorough research base, you'll find Measuring Church Growth to be one of the most usable resources on your bookshelf."

Dr. Gary L. McIntosh, Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership

Talbot School of Theology, LaMirada, Calif.

"No one was ever cured by a thermometer. But we still use them! This is an excellent tool that will help your church get an accurate picture of the present and plan for an effective future. This is a timely resource, written in a practical, easy-to-use style."

Dr. Kent R. Hunter, Past President

American Society for Church Growth "Ellas' book is exactly what the subtitle indicates: a tool for evaluating and planning. The body of thought called Church Growth is not, and does not claim to be, a theological systemnot even a theology of evangelization. But the material with which it works is reflective of a theology and its outcomes. Heretics and infidels may engage in effective planning for their agendas. But people who are biblically rooted and controlled need the self-analysis church growth procedures provide. Ellas' new book should be welcomed by discerning churchmen."

Dr. C. Philip Slate, Chairman, Dept. of Missions

Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas

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