The Acts of the Apostles and Thriving Communities

by C. Kavin Rowe. Faith & Leadership.

This series of articles focuses on six different features of community life in Acts and how these might influence congregations today as they seek to thrive.


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Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Transform your congregational culture by drawing from the characteristics of the early church in Acts.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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