|Title:||The Upside Down Church|
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|Category:||Churches and Church Leadership|
|Publisher:||Oasis Audio (June 1, 1999)|
The Upside Down Church book. Any church can revolutionize its community for Christ by following a biblical model for local church ministry. Readers will rediscover the first century church priorities of fellowship, evangelism, worship 2000 Gold Medallion Award winner! "The Upside Down Church" is a must-read for pastors and church lay leaders to help them grasp the principles of biblical church growth. Any church can revolutionize its community for Christ by following a biblical model for local church ministry
Greg Laurie's simple, no-nonsense approach focuses on the biblical model for local church ministry. Pastors, ministry leaders, and all Christians committed to the success of their local church will rediscover the priorities of the first-century church-fellowship, evangelism, worship, and discipleship.
Grandpa Greg here! Or, as my granddaughter Stella calls me, Bapa. She can’t pronounce grandpa yet, so Bapa it is. This weekend, I will be starting a brand new series, based on the book of Acts. We call this amazing book, The Acts of the Apostles, but it really is the a record of the Acts of the Holy Spirit as done through ordinary men and women who changed their world. I am calling this series, The Upside Down Life. I chose this title because the church of the first century turned their world upside down for Christ.
Greg Laurie is the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship (one of America's largest churches) in Riverside, California. He is the author of over 30 books, including the Gold Medallion Award winner, The Upside-Down Church, as well as Are We Living in the Last Days and I'm Going on a Diet Tomorrow, and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. You can find his study notes in the New Believer's Bible and The Seeker's Bible. serves as a board member of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In the New Believer's Bible Laurie says, "Recognize Satan's Strategies. Any so-called gospel that distorts the message of Jesus Christ found in the Bible by adding to it or taking away from i. .is not the gospel, but a 'watered down' version that will give you a false assurance" (New Believer's Bible, 1 Timothy 4, p. 1056 or p. 270).
Greg Laurie (born December 10, 1952) is an American author and pastor who serves as the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, Harvest Church of Woodcrest in Riverside, California Harvest Church of Eastvale in Eastvale, California, Harvest Church at Kumulani in Kapalua, Hawaii, and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California.
Only an upside down heart could love an enemy and turn the other cheek. The other truth contained in the title is that Greg Laurie’s church has used church growth methods that are upside down when compared to today’s church grown models (The Purpose Driven model would be an example). Where these models insist that the only way to be relevant to a culture is to study it, interview the people and then meet their felt needs, Harvest Fellowship’s approach has simply been to live out the Great Commission. In the final analysis The Upside Down Church is a book I would highly recommend to any believer, especially pastors or aspiring pastors. I can not say if his church growth model is any more or less effective than the more popular models, the fact that it draws entirely on Scripture gives me confidence that God will bless it.
Greg Laurie was born on December 10th, 1952, in Long Beach, California. He became a Christian at the age of 18. A year later, he led a Bible study for the first time. That group titled Harvest Christian Fellowship formed later to church which became one of the US largest churches. Laurie has dedicated his time to writing spiritual books and made it a vital part of his income. He is an co-author of The Upside-Down Church from 1999 that won a Gold Medallion Book Award.
Greg Laurie pastors Harvest Christian Fellowship (one of America's largest churches) in Riverside, California and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California. He has authored several books including the Gold Medallion Award winner, The Upside Down Church, as well as Losers and Winners, Saints and Sinners and The Best Is Yet to Come. You can find his study notes in the New Believer’s Bible, The Seeker’s Bible, and the Start! Bible. Host of the television program GregLaurie. tv and the nationally syndicated radio program A New Beginning, Laurie is also the founder and featured speaker.
Once I had a friend-I’ll call him Bill-who worked out every day at the gym. When we got together, he liked to flex his bicep and say, Greg, feel this! Bill’s muscles were rock hard. Then one day, I heard terrible news: Bill had died of a heart attack. In an article titled The Myth of Church Growth featured in Current Thoughts and Trends, David Dunlap cites some troubling statistics. For example, during the very time megachurches have sprouted across the landscape, the proportion of Americans who claim to be born again has remained a constant 32 percent. According to Dunlap, growth isn’t coming from conversions but from transfers-up to 80 percent of all growth taking place today. It might fill up an auditorium, but it will never turn the world upside down for Christ.