Dean M. Kelley

Dean M. Kelley is an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church and currently serves the National Council of Churches as executive for religious and civil liberty. He is the author of Why Conservative Churches Are Growing (New York: Harper & Row, 1972). This article is adapted from Mr. Kelley's presentation to the Second Annual Seminar on Church Growth held August 29 to September 2, 1982, on the campus of Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

How Adventism can stop growing

Around the country stand numerous empty, abandoned old churches. But they aren't Mormon churches. They aren't Seventh-day Adventist churches. They aren't Church of Christ churches or Southern Baptist churches. In describing why certain denominations flourish while others decline, the author also gives Seventh-day Adventists a formula for how to stop growing.

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