The Resource Vertical church : what every heart longs for. what every church can be, James MacDonald, (electronic resource)

Vertical church : what every heart longs for. what every church can be, James MacDonald, (electronic resource)

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Vertical church : what every heart longs for. what every church can be
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Vertical church
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what every heart longs for. what every church can be
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James MacDonald
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eng
Summary
An emergency call, and I rush from my coziness into the dark community where the police have requested a chaplain. Arriving in minutes, I find the family imploding with grief having just discovered their son hanging in the garage. In a moment of unshakable pain, he jumped off the ladder and into eternity. And I will never shake the look in their eyes when I asked why he hadn't called a church. "Why would he do that?" Across town, a pool of tears on my kitchen table as an out of town guest feels the weight of his infidelity, despairing that his famished soul finds no refuge and that he has to board a plane to feel fellowship. "Has your church tried to help you?" And the Christian leader confesses he hasn't been to church in years. Infighting, backbiting, heartbreaking, frustrating ... church. Though exceptions do exist, the reality is that church in America is failing one life at a time. Somewhere between pathetically predictable and shamefully entertaining, sadly sentimental and rarely authentic, church has become worst of all ... godless. Vertical Church points to a new day where God is the seeker, and we are the ones found. In Vertical Church God shows up, and that changes everything. If you want to experience God as you never have before and witness His hand at work, if you want to wake up to the first thought, "Thank God it's Sunday," if you're ready to feel your heart beat faster as you drive to your place of worship ... then devour and digest the lessons of Vertical Church
Summary
A call to pastors, church leaders, and disciples challenges them to fully embrace God in their churches in order to reinvigorate their congregations and return the church to a place of spiritual awakening
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10154497
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Midwest
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1960-
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MacDonald, James
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254.5
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Church growth
  • Evangelicalism
  • Christian life
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adult
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what every heart longs for, what every church can be
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Vertical church : what every heart longs for. what every church can be, James MacDonald, (electronic resource)
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MWT11489568
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9780781408615
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11489568
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Vertical church : what every heart longs for. what every church can be, James MacDonald, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11489568
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780781408615
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11489568
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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