The Acts 2 Church and Implementation Guide
Item # 02CB0512
The Acts 2 Church and Implementation Guide: Keys For Building a Healthy Church
by Alton Garrison
In this handy booklet, Alton Garrison explains a simple philosophy for church growth—follow what the Early
Church did in the Book of Acts. Recently revised and expanded, The Acts 2 Church
provides ideas to get you
going and resources to equip you to lead a healthy, growing church. It also offers the ability to help you
evaluate and analyze where your church is now and where you want it to be. Based on Acts 2:42-47, The Acts 2
Church finds its footing in five areas of the church: worship, connect, grow, serve, and go.
Ideal for church staff, deacon board, and volunteer leadership. Quantity discounts available.
Also available in Spanish,
La iglesia de hechos 2 y guía de implementación
5¼ x 8¼
Gospel Publishing House
September 20, 2010
Do you wonder what it will take to bring your church to the next level? You’ve attended the church growth conferences and
you’ve adopted the practices of the local mega church. You even hired the hip worship leader. (At least your youth group
thought he was cool.) These things may have provided quick results, but once the excitement wore off, life returned to
the way things were. The results were not lasting.
I have walked where you are walking. As I sought to lead a great group of people to reach their community, I had to
develop my view of what it meant to “do church.” As I have written this down I have struggled over what to call it.
“Model” seems too static; “concept” seems too theoretical and “program” seems too structured. It’s really a process; the
process by which the people of a church are moved from stable to growing and dynamic. The process is based simply upon
the guidelines given us in Acts 2 and applied to the local, unique circumstance. So, I have taken to calling this the
Acts 2 Process.
Understand that this works for both the church corporately and the individual. It is a process because it is ongoing and
there is always another place to go. It is not a four-, five-, or even twelve-step program that you slavishly follow.
Unfortunately, we can’t “get there” in three easy steps. The Acts 2 Process is a framework within which to review your
church’s activities, programs, and people.