The Silent Transformation

How Churches Have Experienced the Power of the NCD Growth Forces

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Belding (Julie), Catalano (Daniel), and Schalk (Christoph).
Publication Dates: 2006.
Publisher(s): Churchsmart Resources.
Subject(s): Church development - New and Natural Church Development.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BV 652.24 .S33 2006
  • Summary:

    Jesus said, ‘The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who casts seed upon the ground, and goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts up and grows — how, he himself does not know. The earth produces crops all by itself, ‘ Mark 4: 26-29.

    There is a power, a force in nature that unleashes the life dynamic in seeds so they grow. The farmer must do his work to plant the seeds but then God does a mysterious work to cause the growth. It is an amazing partnership in nature and as Jesus indicated, it is the same dynamic at work in the Kingdom of God. Just think about that a moment — you and I have been invited by God to participate in this partnership in building the Kingdom of God!

    Churches around the world are discovering the power of this ‘all-by-itself’ principle as they apply the principles of Natural Church Development. Although the names may sound abstract, you will discover stories in this book that will bring these principles to life:

    • Interdependence
    • Multiplication
    • Energy Transformation
    • Sustainability
    • Symbiosis
    • Fruitfulness

    Churches are being transformed and lives are changing as Christians around the world commit to doing their part in this divine joint venture with God. Read the eighty stories in this book and you too will learn and experience a silent transformation in your congregation.