Why Some Churches Are Blessed
Putting Faith and Obedience into Action
Dan Betzer Scott Temple
General Council of The Assemblies of God
How do you grow a church?
Unfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all answer. But in Why Some Churches Are Blessed, you'll learn the one biblical principle author Dan Betzer says is the secret: Give and it will be given to you.
Dan first learned that God blesses a giving church while pastoring a church with just ninety members. With God's direction, he encouraged the people to set a mission giving goal for the year that was totally beyond their reach. God honored their faith and they raised double the church budget! As a result, the gospel spread and the church grew.
Through generously supporting missions, phenomenal growth occurred in Betzer's church, and it can happen in yours too. With Why Some Churches Are Blessed, you can help your church on the path to blessings beyond measure—supernaturally so.
Dan Betzer is the author of more than twenty books and serves as senior pastor at First Assembly of God in Fort Myers, Florida. He and his wife, Darlene, have seen exhilarating growth in their church. Initially attracting a few hundred people, the church now attracts six thousand attendees to worship services at the church and on the Web. Betzer has shared his remarkable blend of humor and Bible teaching with audiences of adults and youth via six hundred TV and radio stations in the US and worldwide. A national executive with the Assemblies of God, Betzer and his wife have four children.
About the Foreword Author
Scott Temple is the director of the Office of Ethnic Relations of The General Council of the Assemblies of God. As such he serves as the advisor with 21 language/ethnic fellowship networks in the development of a strong ethnic strategy. He also serves as a co-commissioner on the Assemblies of God Commission on Ethnicity. Previously Scott Temple served as director of Intercultural Ministries from 2003–09. He and his wife, Susan, have five children. They currently reside in Springfield, Missouri.