It's Personal: Surviving and Thriving on the Journey of Church Planting

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It's Personal: Surviving and Thriving on the Journey of Church Planting

Format:  Paperback,

239 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub

Publish Date: Apr 2012

ISBN-13: 9780310494546

ISBN-10: 0310494540

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It's Personal is about the personal side of planting a new church and the impact that launching a new ministry has on church planters and their families. Brian and Amy Bloye---a husband and wife team of seasoned church planters, dive headfirst into the challenges of keeping a marriage healthy, raising children, and finding the right balance between family and ministry. They talk candidly about the reality of spiritual warfare, the common difficulties of leading a new church, and the problems that planters face in staffing, dealing with criticism, building friendships, and maintaining spiritual vitality and authenticity. This helpful and encouraging resource warns couples of the most common pitfalls to avoid when planting a church and offers a unique perspective on building a strong, prevailing ministry while also having a healthy family life. Each chapter includes intimate interviews with church planting couples who share some of their personal joys and struggles, giving you practical, authentic insight into the real-life issues that families face when planting a church.

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Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub
Publish Date: Apr 2012
ISBN-13: 9780310494546
ISBN-10: 0310494540
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 239
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.4

Chapter outline

Forewordp. 11
Prefacep. 13
Why Is Church Planting So Personal?p. 15
How Do You Know You Are Called to Plant a Church?p. 27
How Do You Launch a Healthy Church?p. 49
How Do You Protect Your Marriage While Planting a Church?p. 65
How Do You Plant a Church without Losing Your Family?p. 87
How Do You Deal with Growth and Change?p. 109
How Do You Build and Lead a Staff?p. 131
Is It Safe to Have Friendships Inside and Outside the Church?p. 153
Can You Remain Authentic in Ministry?p. 171
Why Is Spiritual Vitality So Important?p. 191
How Can You Thrive in the Journey?p. 211
When Does It Become Too Personal?p. 229
Acknowledgmentsp. 238

Book description

It's Personal is about the personal side of planting a new church and the impact that launching a new ministry has on church planters and their families. Brian and Amy Bloye---a husband and wife team of seasoned church planters, dive headfirst into the challenges of keeping a marriage healthy, raising children, and finding the right balance between family and ministry. They talk candidly about the reality of spiritual warfare, the common difficulties of leading a new church, and the problems that planters face in staffing, dealing with criticism, building friendships, and maintaining spiritual vitality and authenticity.

This helpful and encouraging resource warns couples of the most common pitfalls to avoid when planting a church and offers a unique perspective on building a strong, prevailing ministry while also having a healthy family life. Each chapter includes intimate interviews with church planting couples who share some of their personal joys and struggles, giving you practical, authentic insight into the real-life issues that families face when planting a church.

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