- The Seven Churches Not in the Book of Revelation
- The Kingdom Focused Church: A Compelling Image of an Achievable Future for Your Church
- Moses on Leadership
- Kingdom Principles for Church Growth
- Kingdom Principles for Church Growth (Spanish and English and Korean)
- Malachi: God’s Call to a Troubled Nation – out of print
Whether you are a part of a corporation church where the pastor operates as a CEO or a university church where the pastor is the “professor,” Gene Mims will help you adjust your style to the church culture you serve. Gene Mims puts seven contemporary church experiences into context so readers can identify and adjust one’s own style to the church instead of expecting the church to adjust to your style. The seven churches discussed are: the university church (where the key is instruction and the pastor operates as professor), the arena church (where the key is experience and the pastor is a performer), the corporation church (where the key is control and the pastor is the CEO), the machine church (where the key is activity and the pastor operates as the manager), the family chapel (where the key is relationships with the pastor as chaplain), the legacy church (where the key is the past and the pastor is curator), and the community center church (where the church ten! or is issues-based and the pastor is the prophet).
Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: B&H Books (June 1, 2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 0805424555 ISBN-13: 978-0805424553
The Kingdom-Focused Church will give you everything you need to achieve your church’s full potential—and relief from the smorgasbord approach that distracts you from the unique focus, nature, and mission of the church God has saved for you. You’ll discover that success doesn’t come from copying someone else’s ideas or methods, but from knowing the biblical model of a church and understanding how to conform your church—regardless of size, location, resources, history, or any other variable—to that biblical pattern. Your answer is in knowing the biblical model of a church and understanding where you are, which direction you need to head, and how to fix things as they break down along the way. In Mims’ warm, engaging style, he encourages you to discover for yourself why a Kingdom focus will work when all else fails.
Hardcover: 182 pages
Publisher: B&H Books (May 1, 2003)
Dr. Gene Mims is a former executive with Lifeway, denominational leader, and the current senior pastor of a vibrant and growing church. Dr. Mims shows from Moses’ life that it takes a long time to become a great leader no matter how many gifts or skills you possess. This principle combined with twenty-seven others makes the book a quick read that leaders will pick up again and again. These principles are unique, biblical, and easy to apply for leaders who are willing to use them.
Paperback: 105 pages
Publisher: Kingstone Media (June 23, 2011)
The revised and expanded Kingdom Principles for Church Growth is built on the premise that growth is born and nourished through a process ordained by God. Author Gene Mims identifies the biblical principles that prevent an over-emphasis on church growth methods and demonstrates what propelled first-century Christians to turn the world upside down for Christ!
Building on the mandate of the Great Commission, Mims uses the “1-5-4 Principle” to facilitate learning of the kingdom process for church growth. He also introduce “M.A.P.”-Model and Process-a visual model and diagnostic tool that can help your church more effectively reach people for Christ, mature them as disciples, and involve them in ministry and service. The practical application of the biblical principles and process for church growth make this a powerful, must-have resource for all church leaders.
Publisher: Nashville, TN: Lifeway Press (2002)