Church growth is my passion. I have been a student of church growth for 15 years. This is a new book that builds on and expands on the church growth themes in You Can Double Your Class in Two Years or Less. In several years, I intend to get it published. In the mean time, I want to do what only the Internet could make possible. I want to ask you to review, test drive, try out and give me feedback on this book. I wold to help churches to double every five years by providing and immensely practical, well-tested book. Your participation in this process is requested. As you start to work through the process, let me hear from you. I plan to change this book a thousand times before it hits the general public.

You Can Double Your Church in Five Years or Less

by Josh Hunt

Virtual.Seminary
Core Values

  • The goal of the Virtual.Seminary is to teach pastors to grow churches.
    • 20 million Southern Baptists attending Sunday School by the year 2020.
    • Double the number of God worshipers at all churches by the year 2020.
    • Continue to double the percentage of Christians vss overall population every 20 years.
  • Everything rises and falls on leadership. If we are to realize the goals above, it will be because we improve the quality of leadership in our churches.
  • There is a fundamental flaw in the way we train leaders in that our training tends to be all top-down, lecture oriented. We need to combine this top-down approach with an interactive model.
  • Success is in the details. It is not in the broad principles of church growth; it is in the details implementation of the principles.
  • The need of the hour is not just content delivery and skill building. We also need encouragement and love.
  • We believe in the local autonomy of Virtual.Seminary groups.
  • Virtual.Seminary groups should be growing, inviting, including, multiplying, growing, multiplying groups.
  • There is more to church growth than church growth. Five key study areas for the Virtual.Seminary include
      • Church Growth
      • People skills
      • Preaching & Communication
      • Leadership
      • Spiritual development
  • The goal beyond the goal is to create not only bigger churches, but better churches.
  • The goal beyond the goal is not only to grow churches but to transform a culture.