People Relationally Intimate with God and One Another. The story of how one church grew into spiritual maturity through learning to love one another. Despite all the emphasis today on spiritual formation, church leaders rarely describe what spiritual maturity looks like. This book addresses how to grow disciples with relational depth_balanced people who are genuinely intimate with God, with their inner being, and with others. The Emotionally Healthy Church opens with the story of one church9s revolutionary encounter with God ashe taught them a new way of approaching discipleship. Pete Scazzero, the pastor of New Life Fellowship, had been doing a great job of attracting broken and needy people. The church was growing at an impressive rate. He got people to attempt great things for God, developed many of them as leaders, and planted other new churches. But despite the growth and excitement of this front-line ministry, something was deeply wrong. People kept burning out, leaders were exhausted, and Scazzero found his marriage in trouble and his intimacy with God drying up. He sought God, asking what was missing. The turning point came when the pastor discovered a bridge between spiritual maturity and emotional maturity. He learned that Jesus9 followers need training in how to look beneath the iceberg tip of their lives, to break the power of their past on the present, to live in brokenness and vulnerability, to know their limits, to embrace loss and grief, and to model the incarnation of Jesus Christ. This book provides the vision of a church community that is a safe place for developing mature members who begin to see deep lasting change in their lives. To build a healthy church, you need healthy leaders. The Emotionally Healthy Church gives you the tools to do that.
- Type: Hardcover ()
- Category: Books > Church Life
- ISBN / UPC: 9780310246541/0310246547
- Publish Date: 2/1/2003
- Item No: 26573
- Vendor: Zondervan