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Illustration Title Illustration Author
  • Backward Christian Soldiers Source unknown
  • Bat Infestation Reader's Digest, July, 1994, p. 64
  • Church Behavior Source unknown
  • Church Membership The Body, Charles W. Colson, 1992, Word Publishing, Page 70
  • Cooperative Society Tales of the Neverending, Mark Littleton, Moody, 1990, p. 42ff
  • Definition of a Local Church R. Lightner in "Truth for the Good Life, p. 115-6.
  • Department of Commerce Statistics Pulpit Helps, August, 1992, p. 8
  • Eiffel Tower Source unknown
  • Football Scenario Source unknown
  • Four Bones Bits & Pieces, October 15, 1992, pp. 16-17
  • Headless Frame Source unknown
  • Measurable Quality Factors Leading Your Church to Growth by C. Peter Wagner, Regal Books, 1984, pp. 25-27
  • New Church Bill Benton, Taken from the Mobile Home News
  • Red Brick Source unknown
  • Sand Castles Source unknown
  • Sign on Van Source unknown
  • Significance Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine, H. Wayne House, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publ. House, 1992), p. 117
  • Steam Locomotive Source unknown
  • The Cure Morning Glory, Sept.-Oct. 1997, p. 19
  • The Olive Tree Source unknown
  • The Plaque Source unknown
  • The Tates Today in the Word, May, 1996, p. 8
  • True or False Quiz Source unknown
  • Why Not Come on Your Own? Studies in Theology, James Denney, Hodder & Stoughton, 1895, p. 173, "The Church and the Kingdom of God"
  • Are You a Potential Church Dropout? William Hendricks, adapted from Exit Interviews: Revealing Stories of Why People are Leaving the Church (Moody), quoted in New Man, November/December, 1996, p. 60
  • Average Attendance U.S.A. Today, 5-25-94
  • Baby Boomer Expectations Focus on the Family, July, 1989, p. 11
  • Church is Like Sports Author Unknown, At Calvary, Covington, KY
  • Consumerism Arthur Boers in The Other Side, May/June, 1989
  • Drop Outs Wade Clark Roof and William McKinney in American Mainline Religion, quoted in Signs of the Times, Jan, 1992
  • Football Practice Mark DeVries, Family-Based Youth Ministry, (Downers Grove, IL, InterVarsity Press, 1994, pp. 150-151
  • If You Want to Kill the Church Source unknown
  • Loyalty Psychology Today, 10/88.
  • Loyalty or Flattery Source unknown
  • New in Town Source unknown
  • Psalm of Summer Source unknown
  • Religion: A Good Thing "Perspectives on the News," Signs of the Times, September 1996, p. 4.
  • The B.C. Source unknown
  • The Ultimate House Church A.W. Pink, in The Open Church, J.H. Rutz, p. 105
  • Willow Creek Survey Willow Creek Community Church
  • Don't Need an Excuse to Stay Home from Church P.R.., Our Daily Bread
  • A New Building Source unknown
  • Fallen Leaders Church Law & Tax Report, March/April, 1993, p. 13
  • Infidelity Jack DeWolf, in a conference on conflict resolution in Spokane, WA, April 30, 1994
  • The Erring J.A. Fletcher, "Grace at Work"
  • New in Town Source unknown
  • America's Faith Focus on the Family, July, 1984
  • Churches Ineffective Cell Church Magazine, Volume 1, Number 4, p. 4 Houston Chronicle, August 29, 1992, page 3E:
  • Dead or Alive Source unknown
  • Group Survey Christianity Today, October 20, 1989, p. 43
  • In the Name of God PRRC Emerging Trends (May 1991):1. The Body, Charles W. Colson, 1992, Word Publishing, p. 345
  • Like Ripe Blackberries Source unknown
  • Love's Power Moody's Anecdotes, Page 71-72
  • People Will Stay if . . . Leadership, IV, 3, p. 46
  • Statistics SonLife Letter, Nov 15, 1994
  • Goal of the Church The Body, Charles W. Colson, 1992, Word Publishing, Page 342
  • Responsibilities and Expectations Drafted by Dr. Wicker and reprinted with his permission. The Body, Charles W. Colson, 1992, Word Publishing, pp. 423-425
  • Survey Questions Leading Your Church to Growth by C. Peter Wagner, Regal Books, 1984, pp. 203-204
  • Animosity The Moral Catastrophe, David Hocking, Harvest House, 1990, p. 259ff
  • Obligations to the State Oscar Cullman, The State in the N.T., pp. 90-91.
  • Two Sides of the Coin Today in the Word, March 24, 1993