The Antioch Effect
8 Characteristics of Highly Effective Churches
By Ken Hemphill
(B&H Books, Paperback, 9780805420180, 228pp.)
Publication Date: January 1999
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In this landmark book, Ken Hemphill sidesteps a generation of outreach seminars and market-driven formulas to rediscover the true source of all sustained church growth: a spiritual commitment to God. By identifying eight characteristics of growing, healthy congregations, he makes specific recommendations for evaluating and shoring up the spiritual foundations of your congregation, building its spiritual life on the unique needs and capabilities of your church.
Ken Hemphill is national strategist for Empowering Kingdom Growth (EKG), an initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention. He also serves as distinguished professor of evangelism and church growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Hemphill holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and is the former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His books include The Prayer of Jesus, The Names of God, Empowering Kingdom Growth, Parenting with Kingdom Purpose, Eternal Impact, Making Change, You Are Gifted, and the Kingdom Promises devotional series.