Seeing God rekindle life and purpose in your church


ISBN: 9780857216700

Publication date: June 19, 2005

Format: Ebook

Extent: 240 pages

Imprint: Monarch Books


Ian Parkinson shares his experience of partnering with God to transform two very different local churches. He weaves stories from his own congregations, and draws on his experience of ministering in an inherited traditional but declining church, revealing what he has done to turn them around. The transformation of such churches is critical: there are relational links to build on within communities; there are resources in place; and most importantly, God desires to renew his people in their sense of identity, vision, calling and anointing, even when they lose their way. In order for this to happen, there need to be leaders who are enthused and equipped to share in God’s vision to be agents of change in the church for the sake of the world. This is transformational leadership. Such leadership comes about when we are gripped by a compelling vision of how God intends His Church to be, and a passion to see it move it forwards. Ian Parkinson begins with a brief overview of the true calling and identity of the Church, before examining the catalytic role of leaders in establishing practices and habits which enable the congregation to see vision become reality.

Meet the author: Rev Ian Parkinson

Ian Parkinson is the New Wine North & East Regional Leader. Ian leads All Saints’ Church Marple, Stockport, a multi-congregational church meeting in three very different communities, one urban, one suburban and one a village. His passion is to support and resource leaders and churches as they seek to reach their communities with the gospel.

Meet the author: Mr Rob Peabody

American mega-church pastor and director of the Awaken Movement who left his church in the Texan Bible-belt to start and lead a Fresh Expression of church seeking to engage unreached 20’s and 30’s in northeast London.

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