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Built on the Rock: The Healthy Congregation


by Ted Kober

Item #: 124523kin / 2017 / ebook / 296 Pages

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What’s the secret to a healthy congregation?

In Built on the Rock, Ted Kober, an expert in Christ-centered reconciliation, offers church leaders and members an effective prescription for building and sustaining healthy congregations. After first defining what “healthy” means, Kober explores fundamental concepts that help churches identify the root cause of their condition and regain church health.

Rather than basing his concepts on the alluring wisdom of psychological theories or business management theory, Kober prescribes a return to the foundations of the Christian life: looking to Jesus, dwelling in God’s Word, and living as reconciled children of God in mutual confession and forgiveness.

It’s by taking this biblical approach that Built on the Rock offers sought-after practices for not just conflict resolution but lasting reconciliation. Church leaders and members alike will appreciate this enlightening, convicting, and highly practical four-part book:

  • The foundation for health
  • Restoring health and nurturing spiritual wellness
  • Healthy spiritual leadership
  • Practical applications for improving spiritual health


Praise for Built on the Rock

I strongly recommend a careful study of Built on the Rock for pastors and leaders who know that church health always precedes fruitfulness.”
—Rev. Dr. Darrell Zimmerman, Program Director, Grace Place Wellness Ministries

“Rarely does a book encourage, instruct, challenge, and uplift its readers. Built on the Rock did all of these things for me—as a Christian, a pastor, and a theologian.”
— Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs, professor of exegetical theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO

“Kober displays not only a grasp of conflict dynamics but also the understanding that in the church it is not merely a matter of conflict resolution, but most appropriately a matter of reconciliation that comes through confession and absolution as sinners stand together at the foot of the cross. . . . There is much here for laity and pastors alike.”
—Rev. John C. Wille, South Wisconsin District President, LCMS

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