Foreword Introduction PART ONE: THE HEART OF THE MATTER 1. The Brutal Truth about Spiritual Growth 2. An Inside View of the Heart PART TWO: THE SPIRITUAL CONTINUUM 3. Closed Hearts: Getting to Know Those Who Are Lightly Engaged 4. Searching Hearts: Getting to Know Those Who Are Exploring 5. Open Hearts: Getting to Know Those Who Are Growing in Christ 6. Engaged Hearts: Getting to Know Those Who Are Close to Christ 7. Surrendered Hearts: Getting to Know Those Who Are Christ-Centered PART THREE: SPIRITUAL MOVEMENT 8. The Catalysts of Spiritual Growth 9. Movement 1: From Rejection to Searching 10. Movement 2: From Searching to Accepting 11. Movement 3: From Growing in Christ to Close to Christ 12. Movement 4: From Close to Christ to Christ-Centered 13. Barriers to Faith: The Stalled and Dissatisfied PART FOUR: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP 14. The Spiritual Vitality Index 15. Get People Moving 16. Embed the Bible in Everything 17. Create Ownership 18. Pastor the Local Community 19. Lead from a Christ-Centered Heart Afterword Appendices 1. What Is REVEAL? 2. What Is the REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey? 3. Who Are the Churches in the Survey? 4. Research Approach and Methodology
Greg L. Hawkins is executive pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. He is also co-creator of REVEAL, an initiative that utilizes research tools and discoveries to help churches better understand spiritual growth in their congregations. Greg and his wife, Lynn, live in the Chicago suburbs with their three children. Cally Parkinson is brand manager for REVEAL and previously served as the director of communication services at Willow Creek Community Church, a role she undertook following a twenty-five-year career at Allstate Insurance Company. Cally and her husband, Rich, live in the Chicago suburbs and have two grown children.