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It Only Takes a Spark

Leading Your Church to Growth and Vitality

David Nixon

222 pages
Alive Publications

Only a few pastors successfully lead their churches back to a time of growth and vitality after major decline, crisis, or plateau. Six times, David F. Nixon led struggling churches to viability. Six times, he overcame impossibilities in churches where others shook their heads and walked away. You don't have to be another statistic – another pastor who walked away from a dying church. Both you and your church can thrive again.

In his book, you'll discover survival skills essential to anticipating, experiencing, leading, and surviving the turnaround church experience.

David F. Nixon will teach you:

  • Turnarounds are rare, not impossible
  • Lead your church off of a plateau
  • Activate extraordinary prayer
  • Overcome financial challenges
  • Mobilize laity for ministry
  • Embrace the lost and the least
  • And much more!
Author Bio
David F. Nixon is District Superintendent Emeritus for the Southern Florida District of the Church of the Nazarene. Prior to his nine years in Southern Florida, he served for ten years on the Dallas District. He served 25 years as a minister in the Church of the Nazarene, pastoring churches in Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Tennessee. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, an M. Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University. He currently resides in Columbia, SC with his wife Kaye.