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Seminary Alum Co-authors New Book The Spirit Driven Church


Multnomah Biblical Seminary alum and adjunct faculty member Allen Quist has published a new book, The Spirit Driven Church with co-author Tim Robnett. Due for release on Aug. 1, 2006, The Spirit Driven Church's main purpose is to examine the Bible's view on leadership and management.

In this book, Robnett and Quist passionately place their experiences on paper encouraging their readers in their ministries where they can have an exciting life due to their growing faith. They want people to learn that God does not look at the outward success of a church or individual. Rather God looks at the success of how lives have been changed and that each Christian could be used in greater ways if they allowed God to use him.

According to Bruce E. Winston, the dean of the school of leadership studies in Regent University, "Robnett and Quist do an admirable job of presenting biblical-based leadership for the church in a clear and understandable fashion. The book is a must-read for all church leaders-pastors and lay leaders. The concepts presented are solid and foundational to building a thriving transformational church. Keep the book close to your desk and read it often."

Quist began his learning journey under his father's tutelage, who challenged him never to give up. After 35 years in the bank industry, he decided to leave his job, sell his house and attend Multnomah Biblical Seminary. "I was busy doing stuff for God, but I was not in a hearing relationship with him. My thoughts were frequently about me doing well. I tried to be a spiritual hero in my story rather than a pawn in God's story. It was devastating--a time to do something drastic." Presently, he facilitates church leaders to implement a leadership model based on God's leading.

Robnett's ministry revolves around motivating and equipping people for effective evangelism and church life. He went into youth ministry after attending Stanford University and playing football on two Rose Bowl championship teams. Robnett has been serving with the Luis Palau Association since 1990. "Through thirty years of vocational Christian ministry I hate to admit how much has been the work of my flesh, not the ministry of the Spirit of God," Robnett said. "Still, I stand amazed that God is doing a wonderful work in our world today! He is building his church. People are being reached with the Gospel. Individuals, families, churches, cities, and nations are discovering in new ways the life of Jesus Christ through the ministry of the Holy Spirit of God."

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