New Life In The Church
New Life in the Church
his project could have never been completed without the help of a lot
of special people. I would like to begin by thanking my wife Heather
and my four boys, Matthew, Jonathan, Joel and Andrew. Thank you for
following me all the way to Africa and for granting me the time and space
to complete this project. I love you guys.
I also owe a lot of gratitude to my ministry partners. My teammates at
Outreach Canada and OC Africa have been a tremendous support,
encouragement and inspiration. Special recognition is deserved by John
and Heather for their assistance with research and editing. And this would
just be a pile of papers without Ria’s outstanding help with editing and
I owe most of what I know about church health to two very special
men, my father Dr. Gerald Kraft and my mentor and teammate, Rev. Glen
Gibson. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences with me.
This book is dedicated to Glen Gibson. Glen’s commitment to planting
healthy churches has had been the foundation of Outreach Canada’s
Church Health and Revitalization Department. He is an outstanding pastor,
master coach, gifted teacher, and wonderful friend. My prayers are with
you, buddy, as you fight your battle for life. God is in control!