Fortress Press

Power Surge: Six Marks of Discipleship for a Changing Church

Power Surge

Six Marks of Discipleship for a Changing Church

Michael W. Foss (Author)

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Drawing on his experience at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Foss makes the case for transforming congregations from a membership model to a discipleship model of church affiliation. The book begins with a careful analysis of recent patterns in church membership/demographics which argue for this paradigm shift. Subsequent chapters detail the unique leadership and organizational needs of a discipleship model; explore the building and maintaining of fundamental trust--in God and in His people--as the cornerstone of the model; and provide practical helps for assessing the present and strategies for moving into the future.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800632649
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 192
  • Publication Date July 1, 2000

Table of Contents

1. Making the Move from Membership to Discipleship
2. Discipleship and Spiritual Leadership
3. Six Critical marks of Leadership
4. Culture Shock!
5. The Marks of Discipleship
6. Beliefs, Values, Vision, and Mission
7. Beyond Committees to Ministry Teams
8. Developing Leaders for the Church and the World
9. Being What You Say You Are
Closing Words