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Becoming a Spiritually and Financially Sound Church

Contact: Adam Cothes, 360-802-9758


ENUMCLAW, Wash., May 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today's pastor can lead a church that is spiritually thriving, socially relevant, and financially sound. In his new book, "Go Build a Church!," Dr. James F. Miller provides clear instruction and encouragement for church administrators that will lead to more worshippers in the pews, more tithes and offerings in the plate, and greater harmony in the congregation.


Dr. Miller's twenty-one years of experience has brought about a guide for the church administrator that runs the gamut from establishing a stewardship program that emphases biblical tithing, to the importance of background music to move a service along. In a direct, no-nonsense style, the church leader is provided with guidance regarding day-to-day basics like the impact of pleasing landscaping, as well as timely advice on major items like budgeting or building a new facility. Dr. Miller's insight into the mindset of the "old line" member, as compared to a new believer, is particularly helpful to the church administrator. Specific emphasis is placed on the intricacies of planning and running a capital campaign -- timing, advertising, choosing a lender, and even the appearance of the loan application.


Underlying the practical advice given in "Go Build a Church!" is the pervasive message of the necessity of genuine spiritual growth of the church administration and laity. In the same practical manner used to describe an effective order of service, Dr. Miller summarizes the disciplines required for a healthy, personal relationship with God that is crucial for the church leader who then models it for the congregation. An outgrowth of that maturity of the pastor and congregant is true worship and compelling evangelism.


Dr. James F. Miller was a banker and loan officer before being called to the ministry. In his eighteen years at DuPage AME Church, membership increased from 150 to over 2,000; they have built a multi-million dollar facility; and have over $7,000,000 in total assets. Dr. Miller is Chancellor of DuPage County African American Leadership Roundtable, adjunct instructor at Wheaton College, Christian Education Director of the 4th Episcopal District of the AME Church, Vice Chair of the Trustee Board of the Chicago Conference of the AME Church, and a lifetime member of the NAACP. Dr. Miller and his wife have four children.


A comprehensive guide for leading a dynamic, God-honoring church, "Go Build a Church!" will not disappoint.


For more information or to schedule an interview please contact Adam Cothes.