Vital | Churches Changing Communities and the World Jorge (Acevedo)

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What behaviors do highly vital congregations have in common? How can all congregations move toward greater vitality? In Vital, Acevedo passionately and effectively reveals how Grace Church in Cape Coral, Florida, has developed behaviors that result in vital and fruitful ministry. Focusing on spiritual pastoral leadership, lay leadership development, worship, small groups, and service and mission, Acevedo both inspires and coaches. He helps leaders of congregations act in their own contexts to develop behaviors essential to vitality. The book includes brief learnings from the research written by Amy Valdez Barker, project manager for the Vital Congregations Initiative, as well as stories from other congregations illustrating vital behaviors in different settings. Reflections are included at the end of each chapter to facilitate small group discussion.

Jorge Acevedo is the Lead Pastor at Grace Church, a multi-site, United Methodist congregation in Southwest Florida. Church attendance has grown from 400 to over 2,600 in the past 15 years. Acevedo co-authored The Heart of Youth Ministry with Hule Goddard, and has written with United Methodist Publishing House, Circuit Rider magazine, Good News magazine and Our Faith Today. He was one of three featured pastors on the “Keeping the Passion for Ministry Alive” edition of the Willow Creek Association “Defining Moments” CD with Bill Hybels.

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.4 inches

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