For Such A Time As This
Five Steps To a Spirit-Powered Church
Bleak reports in recent years show that church membership in mainline denominations is either plateaued or declining. One survey even found that many Christians no longer believe the Holy Spirit or Satan exists. Like many Christians, longtime pastors Robert Tenery and Steve Sells find such news deeply disturbing and ponder reasons for such a change in attitudes and beliefs. Based on their years of leadership and theological study, they contend that churches have neglected one of the foundational beliefs of Christianity: the power of the Holy Spirit.
For Such a Time As This outlines five concrete steps that a church and its leaders may take to experience the mighty and wonderful workings of the Holy Spirit. The authors have arranged the material so that it can be used for a sermon series, Sunday school class, or for Bible study groups. "Points of Discussion" at the end of each section are especially useful for delving even more deeply into this vital topic and stimulating further conversation.
It is not an easy time to be a Christian, with societal and cultural forces threatening to erode not only our faith but our churches. But there is hope. Pastors and lay leaders wondering how to jump-start individual congregations and the Christian family as a whole will find it in For Such a Time As This.
Sells, J. Steve (Author) , Tenery, Robert M. (Author)