Empowering Kingdom Growth
Finding Purpose in the Kingdom of God
By Ken Hemphill
(B&H Books, Hardcover, 9780805431476, 308pp.)
Publication Date: June 2004
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This is the keystone book of the Empowering Kingdom Growth (EKG) initiative. In thirty brief chapters, Ken Hemphill walks you through the history of God’s kingdom, tracing its roots and tracking its resiliency through the pages of the Old Testament and the teachings of Christwatching it explode in the early church and cascade into our current centuryrolling, pulsating through people’s lives and revealing God’s power through time and eternity. With it comes the pure resolve of being focused on one thingGod’s kingdomand discovering how this one-track mindset clarifies our calling in life, invigorates our everyday, and deepens our relationship with God and with others.
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.