What would a multiplication movement look like in the West? There is no better example of church multiplication than the Wesleyan revival, which grew exponentially in the early years. The movement started with only a handful of people in the 1700s and grew into a movement that reached thousands of people and established hundreds of societies in England and the United States. In this eBook, Winfield Bevins identifies the principles that propelled the Methodist movement and are present in other church multiplication movements.
The pages of church history are full of amazing stories of men and women of faith who changed the course of history and influenced the world through church planting.
Regardless of whether you are in a city, in a rural community, or on an island, this book will outline general principles that will help you develop a unique church-planting process that fits your context.
There are tons of books on Christian parenting. A quick internet search will produce a near endless number of results. While many of these books are immensely helpful, very few address one of the most critical aspects of family faith—the role of discipleship in shaping children’s lives.
Perhaps you’re new to the idea of family discipleship. It’s simple, really. Family discipleship is when parents help their children become disciples of Jesus Christ in the home through reading the Bible, praying, worshiping, and doing missions together. It starts in our marriages, by loving our spouses with the love of Christ. It happens by teaching, loving, and sharing our faith with our children.
Written for families of all ages and backgrounds, Grow at Home unpacks these ideas with a practical guide to family discipleship. When we bring the gospel back in the home, it will spread through our neighborhoods and into the communities where we live. Let the journey begin!
Are you interested in starting a church, but don’t know where to begin? Plant: A Sower’s Guide to Church Planting helps answer foundational questions about the “what” and “why” of church planting. Rather than presenting models or programs, Plant offers essential seeds for exploring the process of starting a new church. Written for a wide range of people, including those exploring church planting for the first time and those right on the cusp of launch, this highly practical book will be an invaluable resource as you explore the exciting world of church planting.
Our Common Prayer offers a refreshing alternative to our postmodern world by helping us reconnect to the historic prayers of the Christian faith. Your faith will be refreshed and renewed through this wonderful field guide to the historic Book of Common Prayer. The historic common prayer tradition has enriched the faith of millions of Christians around the world for hundreds of years and still has the power to offer a vibrant, healthy, life-giving faith for our generation and generations to come.
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When the doctrinal, ethical, and spiritual foundations of the faith are presented together, they offer a balanced model for the Christian life. This pocket guide summarizes these foundations by studying the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer. Ideal as a discipleship tool to equip new believers or as a refresher for seasoned Christians, Creed provides the essentials of the faith in an easy-to-understand format. Includes discussion questions for group discussion or personal reflection.
“With a love for history and a passion for today’s church, Winfield helps us reimagine church multiplication in a way that focuses on making and multiplying disciples for the twenty-first century.”
-Alan Hirsch, Author, The Forgotten Ways
“The proliferation of congregations is an Idea whose time has come once again. Winfield Bevins’ book brings historical grounding, as will as vision, inspiration, and strategic good sense, to leaders who are determined to “extend” Christianity in this generation.”
-George Hunter III, Author Celtic Way of Evangelism
“Winfield Bevins is a fresh voice with new insights and solid church planting experience. His insights are worth your time!”
-Ed Stetzer, President, LifeWay Research
“A Sowers Guide to Planting is exactly what we need – a succinct, straight-forward, and compelling look at the necessity and hope of church planting. Winfield has given the body of Christ a great gift and I expect there will be many churches planted that would not have been, had it not been written.”
-Dr. Chris Backert, National Director, Fresh Expressions US
“Every era in the history of the church has both called for, and given us, the intelligent and anointed young minds required for the day. Winfield Bevins is a classic example. A Sower’s Guide To Church Planting has a fresh, yet down to earth voice that adds richly to the conversation about church planting in the contemporary world.”
-Todd Hunter, Bishop: Churches For the Sake of Others
“Both newcomers to Christianity and mature believers will profit from these imperishably relevant teachings on basic doctrine, spiritual formation, and ethical living.”
“I recommend this book if you desire to find your soul enriched by the biblical truth expressed in these prayers, and to find, through the Spirit your heart further reflecting the Savior.”
-Trevin Wax, Managing Editor, LifeWay Christian Resources
“Winfield Bevins has done us a great service by providing a clear and concise guide to the Book of Common Prayer. I recommend Our Common Prayer to those who want to learn how to pray well.”
– Brian Zahnd, Author of Beauty Will Save the World
“Winfield Bevins calls himself ‘an accidental church planter’ but there is no doubt that he is now both an experienced practitioner and a wise reflector of church planting practice. This book is a gem – concise, digestible, and practical and is at the top of my church planting course booklist.”
-Ric Thorpe, Bishop of Islington, UK