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by Kent R. Hunter


Discover Your Windows book. Discovering those worldviews is what Kent R. Hunter's proposal Discover Your Windows is all about.

Discover Your Windows book. Through years of working with individual congregations, and in the process of conducting nearly 15,000 interviews with individual church members, he has discovered the underlying perspectives that prevent churches from becoming the centers of witness and ministry God calls them to be.

Unmasks the hidden "worldviews" that stand in the way of congregational vitality and mission. They are problems with which every pastor is familiar: dwindling attendance in Sunday school classes; high levels of gossip and dissatisfaction; widespread apathy; weak financial support; inability to reach out to the unchurched. These and similar difficulties confound congregational leaders every day.

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In this dynamic book, Church Doctor Kent Hunter explores ten worldviews (windows) that greatly affect your life and .

In this dynamic book, Church Doctor Kent Hunter explores ten worldviews (windows) that greatly affect your life and your church. Discover Your Windows, Rediscover Your Mission (9780687021543) by Kent R. Hunter.

New Song - Discover Your Windows: Lining Up with God’s Vision by Kent R. .wondering what God might be up to in this particular time and place. Abingdon Press, 2004. Post-immersion phase: After the time in Las Vegas, students will have one final reading and write a final reflection paper about how these congregations are seeking to be missional and what lessons can be learned about how congregations can engage their particular contexts.

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Author, speaker, tree farmer. 16 December 2014 at 10:22. Pray for God's guidance and direction for the entire Church Doctor Ministries team, specifically those coaches and consultants serving and helping churches become more effective for The Great Commission. st-ser. Kent R.

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Unmasks the hidden "worldviews" that stand in the way of congregational vitality and mission.

They are problems with which every pastor is familiar: dwindling attendance in Sunday school classes; high levels of gossip and dissatisfaction; widespread apathy; weak financial support; inability to reach out to the unchurched. These and similar difficulties confound congregational leaders every day. Why are they often so difficult to address? Why do the programs put in place to remove these problems sometimes wind up adding to them? It is because these are not the problems themselves, but rather their symptoms.

If you wish to get to the real problem, you have to address the underlying assumptions, perspectives, and attitudes that cause these symptoms. You have to root out the false, unbiblical worldviews that lie at the heart of the problem. Discovering those worldviews is what Kent R. Hunter's proposal Discover Your Windows is all about.

Through years of working with individual congregations, and in the process of conducting nearly 15,000 interviews with individual church members, he has discovered the underlying perspectives that prevent churches from becoming the centers of witness and ministry God calls them to be. In this new book he summarizes what he has learned into 10 destructive worldviews, and demonstrates the biblical alternative. For example, to the prevalent yet false worldview that the main purpose of Christians in the church is to provide a place of fellowship and share God's love with each other, he posits the biblical worldview that the main purpose of Christians in the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Discover Your Windows: Lining Up With God's Vision epub download

ISBN13: 978-0687021543

ISBN: 0687021545

Author: Kent R. Hunter

Category: Christian Books

Subcategory: Christian Living

Language: English

Publisher: Abingdon Press; First Edition edition (January 1, 2003)

Pages: 144 pages

ePUB size: 1175 kb

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Rating: 4.8

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Zut
I read this book as part of a clergy group, and loved it! Kent is bold in his proclamation! He spoke the hard truth about churches needing to look at themselves through the right windows: Biblical windows (not world windows).
He explores the themes of:
Purpose
Comfort
Image
Priorities
Stewardship
Financing
Change
Leadership
Teamwork
Attitude
Zut
I read this book as part of a clergy group, and loved it! Kent is bold in his proclamation! He spoke the hard truth about churches needing to look at themselves through the right windows: Biblical windows (not world windows).
He explores the themes of:
Purpose
Comfort
Image
Priorities
Stewardship
Financing
Change
Leadership
Teamwork
Attitude
Thorgahuginn
We had Dr. Hunter visit our church recently and I was interested to see what his writing was like. I was very happy with the book and energized to align my life and church with God's will.
Thorgahuginn
We had Dr. Hunter visit our church recently and I was interested to see what his writing was like. I was very happy with the book and energized to align my life and church with God's will.
ZEr0
My entire church studied this so I did as well in my bible group. Maybe it's me but I just couldn't get into it. I wasn't moved at all.
ZEr0
My entire church studied this so I did as well in my bible group. Maybe it's me but I just couldn't get into it. I wasn't moved at all.
Gogul
I recently Read Dr. Kent Hunter's book, Discover Your Windows as part of my training in the Church Doctor Institute for consultation residencies, as well as the preparatory reading assignment for the 2012 Sheffield trip with Church Doctor Ministries.

Dr. Hunter begins his book by stressing that what he is teaching is not another program. Instead, he advocates an understanding of worldviews, which he refers to as "windows" and contrasts the typical worldly view of many church leaders with those of the Bible. Plainly stated, a worldview is how one perceives and interprets their experiences, which leads to how they behave. A worldview is shaped by past encounters with church, society and culture, opinions, and other previously held assumptions. Whether consciously or not, our worldviews determine how we act and respond to certain situations.

Dr. Hunter teaches ten worldviews or windows from Scripture that if understood correctly and applied can restructure a church in light of the New Testament. Since we are called to put our faith into action by serving the church and our communities, others will be led to a relationship with Jesus. The ten windows and their corresponding chapters are:
1.Window of Purpose
2.Window of Comfort
3.Window of Image
4.Window of Priorities
5.Window of Stewardship
6.Window of Financing
7.Window of Change
8.Window of Leadership
9.Window of Teamwork
10.Window of Attitude.

Each window has a healthy, coinciding result that is a natural outcome from lining the biblical worldviews up with principle and action. The most important window, however, is the primary purpose of the church-making disciples. Everything the church should do needs to focus around living the Great Commission effectively. Once Jesus' mission for the church is understood, things like finances and attitudes toward change are determined with the mind of Christ.

I think one of the most challenging chapters Dr. Hunter writes on is the Window of Leadership. He states that "your pastor determines your potential" and speaks directly to the common burnout many ministers face. However, instead of having a worldview that only allows the pastor to do ministry, Dr. Hunter explains the exhortation for multiplication of ministry in Paul's letter to the Ephesians, "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ" (4.12). The New Testament epistles declare that each believing member as a specific function in the Body. In the letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul states that some are called to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers. When every Christian embraces their base gifting from the fivefold described in Ephesians 4, and is equipped and released to do ministry, the church is able to grow in a healthy way and disciples mature into Christ's likeness.
Gogul
I recently Read Dr. Kent Hunter's book, Discover Your Windows as part of my training in the Church Doctor Institute for consultation residencies, as well as the preparatory reading assignment for the 2012 Sheffield trip with Church Doctor Ministries.

Dr. Hunter begins his book by stressing that what he is teaching is not another program. Instead, he advocates an understanding of worldviews, which he refers to as "windows" and contrasts the typical worldly view of many church leaders with those of the Bible. Plainly stated, a worldview is how one perceives and interprets their experiences, which leads to how they behave. A worldview is shaped by past encounters with church, society and culture, opinions, and other previously held assumptions. Whether consciously or not, our worldviews determine how we act and respond to certain situations.

Dr. Hunter teaches ten worldviews or windows from Scripture that if understood correctly and applied can restructure a church in light of the New Testament. Since we are called to put our faith into action by serving the church and our communities, others will be led to a relationship with Jesus. The ten windows and their corresponding chapters are:
1.Window of Purpose
2.Window of Comfort
3.Window of Image
4.Window of Priorities
5.Window of Stewardship
6.Window of Financing
7.Window of Change
8.Window of Leadership
9.Window of Teamwork
10.Window of Attitude.

Each window has a healthy, coinciding result that is a natural outcome from lining the biblical worldviews up with principle and action. The most important window, however, is the primary purpose of the church-making disciples. Everything the church should do needs to focus around living the Great Commission effectively. Once Jesus' mission for the church is understood, things like finances and attitudes toward change are determined with the mind of Christ.

I think one of the most challenging chapters Dr. Hunter writes on is the Window of Leadership. He states that "your pastor determines your potential" and speaks directly to the common burnout many ministers face. However, instead of having a worldview that only allows the pastor to do ministry, Dr. Hunter explains the exhortation for multiplication of ministry in Paul's letter to the Ephesians, "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ" (4.12). The New Testament epistles declare that each believing member as a specific function in the Body. In the letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul states that some are called to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers. When every Christian embraces their base gifting from the fivefold described in Ephesians 4, and is equipped and released to do ministry, the church is able to grow in a healthy way and disciples mature into Christ's likeness.
Gnng
My estimation of this work has diminished in proportion to the amount of material I have read from the emergent/missional church authors. I am becoming even more suspicious of the church is like a mall or other retail point, just different product.
While there is useful information on church growth, what percentage of new comers will come from other existing churches with these methods. After several decades of the church growth movement we are still in a downward slide as a western Christianity as a whole.
Gnng
My estimation of this work has diminished in proportion to the amount of material I have read from the emergent/missional church authors. I am becoming even more suspicious of the church is like a mall or other retail point, just different product.
While there is useful information on church growth, what percentage of new comers will come from other existing churches with these methods. After several decades of the church growth movement we are still in a downward slide as a western Christianity as a whole.