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A Spirit-Empowered Church: An Acts 2 Ministry Model
by Alton Garrison

It’s not a mystery why some churches grow, some remain stagnant, and others decline. The biblical principles for spiritual multiplication are evident in the pages of the Scriptures… if we’ll only notice them.

In A Spirit-Empowered Church, Alton Garrison points us to the heart of dynamic church growth: creating Spirit-empowered disciples who are involved in five activities—connect, grow, serve, go, and worship—to change individuals, families, and communities with the love and power of God’s mighty Spirit. Combining a strong biblical approach with inspirational insights and personal stories, Garrison shares the Acts 2 church model that can renew the spiritual vitality of your congregation.

The church of Acts 2 turned the first-century world upside down for Jesus. God wants to use your church to do the same today.

Also available in Spanish, Una iglesia en el poder del Espíritu.

Product Details

Format: paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5½ x 8½
ISBN: 9781681540016
Publisher: Influence Resources
Pub. Date: September 1, 2015

About the Author

Alton Garrison serves as the Executive Director of the Acts 2 Journey Initiative, a biblically based, culturally contextualized template that assists churches in renewing their spiritual vitality and discovering their full kingdom potential.

Garrison has previously served as Assistant General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God; Executive Director of U.S. Missions; superintendent of the Arkansas District; and pastor of First Assembly of God, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Prior to pastoring, Garrison traveled as an evangelist for 18 years.

He has authored the books:  Hope in America’s Crisis, Building a Winning Team, Acts 2 Church, The 360° Disciple, and A Spirit-Empowered Church.  Johanna Garrison authored the book, Tangled Destinies, an account of her family’s hardships through the Nazi holocaust and an Indonesian revolution and their subsequent immigration to the United States.

Garrison and his wife, Johanna, have one daughter, Lizette, and one grandson and one granddaughter.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Samuel Rodriguez
Introduction

UNIT I: Our Challenge
  1. The Missing Process
  2. Change Is Possible
  3. The Priesthood of All Believers
  4. Hope
  5. Empowered

UNIT II: Finding His Heart
  6. Creating Spirit-Empowered Disciples
  7. Assessment
  8. Mission
  9. Vision
10. Core Values

UNIT III: Becoming an Acts 2 Church
11. Balancing the Spiritual and the Strategic
12. Connect
13. Grow
14. Serve
15. Go
16. Worship
17. Putting It All Together

Epilogue: Hope Found
Endnotes
Appendix: Forty Indicators of a Spirit-Empowered Disciple
Acknowledgements
About the Author
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