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One of the church's primary responsibilities is to foster genuine spiritual growth in people's lives. Today's pastors bring tremendous effort and passion to this task, but they are often disappointed by people who sit in the pews for years, knowing about Jesus but never really knowing him. In 2004, Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago undertook a three-year study to measure spiritual growth called the REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey. Over the next six years, additional data was collected from over a quarter million people in well over a thousand churches of every size, denomination, and geographic area.

Move presents verifiable, fact-based, and somewhat startling findings from the latest REVEAL research, drawing on compelling stories from actual people - congregation members of varying spiritual maturity, as well as pastors who are equally candid as they share their disappointments and their successes. It provides a new lens through which church leaders can see and measure the evidence of spiritual growth. The local church is uniquely equipped to foster spiritual growth and challenge people to pursue a life of full devotion to Christ. Move helps pastors and church leaders inspire and direct that challenge with confidence as they lead their congregations to move closer to Christ.

©2011 Greg L. Hawkins, Cally Parkinson (P)2011 Zondervan

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Excellent! Must Read!!

This is an excellent book that articulates what is needed by churches to encourage Spiritual Growth and truly move folks to be disciples of Jesus Christ. The research and findings are easily understood and offers real solutions and suggestions!

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Factual and Spiritual!

This book does a phenomenal job of presenting the facts, as defined by the research, yet also digging down to the "heart" of the matter!