ContentsPreface Foreword Introduction CHAPTER 1 - BACK TO THE BIBLE A strange omission Some definitions - Prayer - Church growth - Growth - a supernatural process Dependent on prayerPrayer and church growth in Acts CHAPTER 2 - THE TOUGH STUFF Fasting CHAPTER 3 - MORE TOUGH STUFF Spiritual warfareCHAPTER 4 - SO WHAT HAS HAPPENED? Extraordinary church growth 1727-1835 Further growth 1858-65 Early twentieth century CHAPTER 5 - WHAT ABOUT TODAY? South Africa Ethiopia Ghana Australia Timor Papua New Guinea Fiji India China Korea Argentina CHAPTER 6 - WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD - A STRATEGY 90Motivation Inspiration Information Communication Location Implementation EvaluationCHAPTER 7 - PUSH ON Purpose Goal setting Prioritizing Planning Obstacles and opportunities Specific goals A warning CHAPTER 8 - GO FOR IT Personal Postscript Notes Appendix 1 - References in Acts to Prayer and Church GrowthAppendix 2 Prayer Coordinator's Job Description Appendix 3 Prayer Department Organizational Chart Selected Bibliography
STUART ROBINSON is Senior Pastor of Crossway, a large and growing church in Melbourne, Australia. Before that he pioneered churches in South Asia. He speaks extensively at conferences around the world and has written four books.