From a recovering "leadershipaholic": our best model is the first one.
With all our sleek ministry models, it's a wonder our churches are declining—until we read Acts 6:4, "But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the word."
After a long, sometimes trying ministry journey, Daniel Henderson was relieved to discover what the apostles knew from the start: The main thing must stay the main thing. It worked in their pagan times, and it will in ours.
Old Paths, New Power: Reviving Our Churches through Prayer and the Ministry of the Word calls us back to the tried-and-true: pray and proclaim the word.
Henderson, who leads a growing church revival ministry, guides you through the essentials of sparking a spiritual renaissance:
Our churches don't need fresh models and fancy things; they need the Holy Spirit, and He rains down when we pray and proclaim the word. Read Old Paths, New Power and follow God's master plan.
As we pray, God is making us spiritually fit to receive what He is already willing to do. If you have great dreams for what you long to see God do ... if you believe He is already willing ... if you want to grow those you lead in their commitment to "praying the price," definitely read Old Paths, New Power by my friend Daniel Henderson. - James MacDonald, Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, author of Act Like Men and Vertical Church
Thank you, Daniel, for calling us back to the centerpiece of all ministry - prayer and the ministry of the Word of God. As busy pastors, we can be distracted by many good things and incrementally drawn away from this core calling. We then reap a harvest of ineffectiveness, frustration, and spiritual mediocrity. Old Paths, New Power is a timely warning to choose that which God blesses and to order our lives and ministries around that which produces eternal results. - Crawford W. Loritts Jr., Author, speaker, radio host, and senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, GA
Daniel Henderson is one of the finest teachers I know. When he teaches on prayer he is unparalleled. In this masterful new volume, he invests all of the prayer treasure he has collected over a lifetime. When you finish reading it, you will eagerly get on your knees, and vow to never pray carelessly, casually, or complacently again. - Richard Blackaby, President of Blackaby Ministries International, coathor of Experiencing God
I have firsthand knowledge of the impact of Daniel Henderson's life and ministry. I am his successor, which has afforded me the "gift" of building upon his passion for prayer and the ministry of the Word in the local church. Daniel's ministry, as demonstrated in this book, builds spiritual depth and maturity into God's people by teaching and modeling for them "how" to worship, pray, and rely on Christ alone for everything. - Troy Dobbs, Senior Pastor, Grace Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Unlike many books on church growth strategy, Daniel Henderson points out the importance of making the "the next new thing" the "first old thing." This is a must-read book for seminary professors, seminary students, pastors, ministry leaders, and pastoral search committee members. I wish this book was written thirty years ago so I could have read it before my first pastorate! - Benny Wong, Senior Pastor, First Chinese Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA
When I teach on the personal spiritual disciplines found in Scripture, I always emphasize that the two most important are the intake of the Word of God and prayer. If a Christian isn't committed to these, then forget fasting, journaling, and the rest of the disciplines. All other personal spiritual disciplines grow out of and are built on the foundation of the intake of Scirpture and prayer. I am grateful for this valuable resource that reinforces the preeminence of these disciplines above all others. - Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
When it comes to prayer, Daniel Henderson is passionate, personal, and practical. Look at his life and listen to his words and you just want to pray more and better. He not only calls Christians, pastors, and churches to prayer but he shows us how to do it. - Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals, Washington, DC
Daniel Henderson is the clearest voice on pastor-led prayer and spiritual awakening alive today. Old Paths, New Power provides a winsome blueprint to create a thriving culture of prayer and spiritual renewal. Packed with ready-to-use resources, pastors are going to love this book! - Byron Paulus, President/Executive Director, Life Action Ministries
I am thankful that the Lord has awakened my heart in recent years with a fresh passion for prayer in my life and within our congregation. In God's providence, we invited Daniel Henderson to come alongside our leadership teams to provide high-impact training for developing and maintaining a dynamic culture of prayer. The principles in this book have changed our staff and I believe they will spark a new Spirit-empowered beginning for you and your ministry. - Lon Solomon, Senior Pastor, McLean Bible Church, McLean, VA
Daniel Henderson is a trusted voice in directing leadership back to the priority of prayer according to the authority of Scripture. I have greatly benefitted from his ministry and have watched his influence shape a culture of prayer on our campus. I highly recommend this work. - Joe Keller, Vice President of Student Life, The Master's College, Santa Clarita, CA
I also share the vision of Daniel Henderson, and can only imagine what this world would be if God would favor us with an outpouring of His Holy Spirit as practically described in Old Paths, New Power. I have dreamed of such, and as a "Pastor to Pastors" for nearly three decades, I know our wildest imaginations can only be realized when the world's clergy are willing to pay God's asking price. - H.B. London, "America's Pastor to Pastors"
God calls us to make more and better disciples. The faithful and fruiful pursuit of this call demands a passionate commitment to prayer and the Word (Acts 6:4). Daniel Henderson gets it. This book reveals its. Read and learn from a humble, godly man whose Scripture-fed, Spirit-led, worship-based approach to prayer God has used to transform my prayer life. - William Warren, President, The Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network and Senior Pastor, Allen Memorial Baptist Church, Salisbury, MD
Daniel's prophetic call to return to the old paths is a timely word for all of us who lead in the church. I believe this book will become a catalyst in the lives of pastors to start chasing after God and the power that can only come through prayer. - Lance Witt, President and founder of Replenish Ministries
The priniciples in this book have helped me as a senior pastor to deepen my personal experience in prayer, as well as lead our congregation in moving from being a church that prays to becoming a praying church. As a result, Acts 6:4 is no longer just a text I teach, but an experience I regularly enjoy. - Danny Hodges, Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel, St. Petersburg, FL