Gospel DNA : Five Markers of a Flourishing Church
Millions of new believers in Jesus. Thousands of new churches. Communities rallying around the Gospel. Innovative efforts to send workers into the harvest fields. A Gospel movement sweeping a nation. This isn't merely a description of what God is doing in the global south today. It is a picture of God's work in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. The church was flourishing. Faith was being shared. New congregations were being started. People were receiving the hope of eternal life. Can it happen again? Is it possible for the Christian church in the United States to become vibrant and relevant once more? The answer may surprise you. Looking at a uniquely American Gospel movement as a case study, Gospel DNA traces five markers that lead to a flourishing church. Hope is closer than you may think. It's time to reconnect with Gospel DNA.
- Paperback | 234 pages
- 133 x 203 x 13mm | 272g
- 25 Apr 2016
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Michael W Newman
Michael Newman is a mission strategist for the Texas District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is excited to see the miracle of Gospel DNA take hold locally and around the world. In addition to serving churches in Texas, Minnesota, and the Chicago, he has been active in mission outreach, writing, music, and multi-media ministry. In 1983 Pastor Newman received his B.A. degree from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan, majoring in Philosophy and Biblical Languages. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri in 1987. He has been married to Cindy since 1983. They have been blessed with two wonderful daughters and the cutest granddaughter in the world. In his spare time you might catch him hanging out with his family, running a few miles on the Texas roads, or enjoying a good book.