A Spirit-Empowered Church
An Acts 2 Ministry Model
Alton Garrison Samuel Rodriguez
General Council of The Assemblies of God
It’s not a mystery why some churches grow, some remain stagnant, and others decline. The biblical principles for spiritual multiplication are evident in the pages of the Scriptures . . .
if we’ll only notice them.
InA Spirit-Empowered Church, Alton Garrison points us to the heart of dynamic church growth: creating Spirit-empowered disciples who are involved in five activities—connect, grow, serve, go, and worship—to change individuals, families, and communities with the love and power of God’s mighty Spirit.Combining a strong biblical approach with inspirational insights and personal stories, Garrison shares the Acts 2 church model that can renew the spiritual vitality of your congregation.
The church of Acts 2 turned the first-century world upside down for Jesus. God wants to use your church to do the same today.
Alton Garrison serves as the assistant general superintendent of the Assemblies of God. In addition, he serves as the director of the Acts 2 Revitalization Initiative, which helps churches renew their spiritual vitality and reach their full kingdom potential. He is the author ofHope in America’s Crisis, Building the Winning Team, Acts 2 Church, andThe 360° Disciple. Garrison and his wife, Johanna, currently reside in Springfield, Missouri.
About the Foreword Author
Samuel Rodriguezis the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, which he founded in 2000. As a spokesperson for Hispanic evangelicals, Rodriguez has been a featured speaker in White Houseand congressional meetings on Hispanic American issues and justice concerns. He also serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Evangelicals.