• Intentional Churches

  • How Implementing an Operating System Clarifies Vision, Improves Decision-Making, and Stimulates Growth
  • By: Doug Parks, Bart Rendel
  • Narrated by: Josh Childs, John Behrens
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Do you want to reignite your passion for the local church and see your congregation live out the Great Commission by growing and making disciples? If so, implementing the revolutionary Intentional Growth Planning™ operating system will benefit you, your church, and your community!

Just as laptops and smart phones have an operating system, the church needs a biblically based operating system where its various programs and activities can effectively plug in to.

In Intentional Churches, Doug Parks and Bart Rendel combine their 35 years of executive church leadership experience and unveil a proven and practical operational system that will help you:

  • Clarify your unique vision
  • Filter trends and new ideas through your mission
  • Improve implementation abilities
  • Maintain unity and alignment around what matters most

This is a repeatable and transferable process any church can learn. Start today and be ready to go and grow through God's power for God's glory.

©2020 Doug Parks (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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A Must Read For Those Who Love The Church!

I purchased the audio version of this book to supplement my physical copy and the quality of both the content and the delivery is top-notch. Not only have I purchased the physical book for each member of my leadership team but I also gifted each one of them the audiobook so that they can digest these world-changing concepts audibly as well as visibly. 10/10, recommend this as a must-have resource for modern church leaders who love Jesus and His Church!

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We do not need your book for the Great Commission

This is a pragmatic approach to endorse church growth by means of seeker friendly, shallow rooted, easy believism and cheap grace. It undermines the doctrine of election and God’s sovereignty. This is why churches are failing today. We don’t need a new “program”, “operating system”, or “great commission engine”…we need the Holy Spirit! And “No weapon formed against us shall prosper”! The number one church blowing up right now is in Iran. I’d guess that Afghanistan will be next! Why? Because they removed the pews for seats and the Sanctuary for a gym? No! Because God is growing His Church!! We need to get back on track!! There is only one Church! The invisible church! These programs construct social clubs with a body full of false assurance. I abhor this book

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