Revised and Expanded Edition. Expounds biblical principles that, if applied to even the unhealthiest church, the Lord can use to take the church 'from embers to a flame.'
Whether your church is healthy or struggling, the biblical principles in the book point the way to greater spiritual vitality. A pastor, seminary teacher, and conference speaker, Harry Reeder has long specialized in church revitalization. He deftly alerts us to potential problems in our churches, helps us to recognize our weaknesses and opportunities, and guides us in applying biblically based strategies for rekindling the flames of godly growth.
Published January 2008
About the Author
Harry L. Reeder III (DMin, Reformed Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Previously, he was pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, after serving churches in Chattanooga and Miami. He also speaks daily on the radio program InPerspective.
David Swavely (MDiv, The Master’s Seminary) is pastor of Faith Church in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Publisher: P and R Publishing Company
Publication Date: January 2008
ISBN 10: 1596380713
ISBN 13: 9781596380714
Harry Reeder is more than a great preacher -- he is gifted at spiritually revitalizing local congregations. And unless your church is a brand-new church plant, it needs some level of renewal! So we all can learn much from this volume.
- Timothy J. Keller, Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NY and former faculty member, Westminster Theological Seminary.
"Revitalizing churches is not easy, but Harry Reeder has done it and done it effectively more than once. He knows as much about it as anyone. If we hope to restore spiritual health to our churches, then this book deserves careful attention."
- Luder G. Whitlock
"I highly recommend this book. Harry Reeder is well qualified to write on church revitalization. He has seen two churches dramatically revitalized under his leadership and has for years coached other churches in the principles through seminary and ongoing consultation This is an extremely important area, and Harry is an expert in the field."
- Frank M. Barker Jr.