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    Mel Surface(Author)

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The Church That Works: Democracy vs. Theocracy is a focus on how giving back His church releases followers of Jesus Christ to serve and unleashes God's power to back them. When authority rises from the people, the enabling power for ministry goes no higher than their heads. When authority flows from the Head of the Church through the offices He gave, it brings His power, all power in Heaven and earth, to bear on human needs.

The church that works wins its own children, reaches its neighbors, blesses its community, and makes God known to its generation, and the next, around the world. That church necessarily will be one in which the people, not just the clergy, do the work of the ministry. More than a body of believers, the church is a body of Christian workers.

When the people falter in ministry, the church fails in its mission. The church cannot work if the people who are called to lead are forced to follow or if those called to follow are trying to lead.

The Church That Works explores giving Real Power to the People. Chapters include: How Churches Become Deacon-Possessed, When Churches Are Deacon-Blessed, and Becoming a Church that Works.

Rick DuBose oversees 530 churches and 1750 credentialed ministers as a district superintendent for the Assemblies of God. As a pastor in Sachse, Texas, he built 17 people into a church of more than 800 and one of the nation's top mission givers. He speaks widely across the U.S. and in other countries. Rick arbitrates church conflicts and, when necessary, administers discipline according to the district by-laws.

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  • PDF | 112 pages
  • Mel Surface(Author)
  • Dubose-Surface (January 4, 2010)
  • English
  • 3
  • Christian Books & Bibles

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  • By Donna on January 15, 2015

    This book is a must read for every pastor, board member and worker in the church. "The Church That Works" needs to be passed thru the pews/chairs! It clearly helps you understand the dynamics of a "working / healthy" church!. Biblical instruction along with critical insight in an easy to read, understand and apply format. Most pastors and lay people for that matter have little time in their busy lives to devote to reading books! This one is worth your time. Not just a one time read, but a resource to be referred to again and again !

  • By pastorjeff1998 on February 5, 2014

    This is probably one of the best books I have found that deals with the congregational dynamic. Very biblical and very much needed in the body of Christ. I plan to give this book to every new board member at our church.

  • By Rick Herald on December 17, 2013

    The Church that works WORKS! It's biblical model of the Church of Jesus Christ brings clarity to the way Church should function within The Kingdom of God here in this present time! Thank you RICK DuBose

  • By Russ on July 18, 2013

    A call to those who 'attend' church that God means for all of us to get off the grandstand and be a part of the parade.

  • By DEH on January 17, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to process this work. The outline and delivery of information and Godly purpose unfolds and inspires. It's easy to believe as these principles are excepted and applied, that the end result will be healthy pastors, boards and churches.

  • By Chris Johnson on November 8, 2016

    Second time I read this. When the pastor an board work together and support on another amazing things will happen... and the church that works is a wonderful tool

  • By Happy Rafters on March 21, 2018

    Excellent book on how to run a church

  • By Ruth Greenwood on May 11, 2013

    This is the best book I have read on Church growth. It tells the real meaning of why we should be a church. If you want to see church growth in your church, you will get this book and have a teaching with the leaders of your church and then a teaching with the laymen of your church. You will see a difference.


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