1. Why Start a New Service?
2. The Role of the Pastor
3. Getting the Church on Board
4. What Kinds of Service Do You Want?
5. What Kinds of Service Do They Want?
6. When and Where to Meet
7. Designing the Service
8. Getting People to Come
9. Evaluating the Service
10. Getting People to Come Back
William Ames (1576-1633) was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, where William Perkins was his tutor. He attended the Synod of Dort as an English observer and there began to develop his reputation as a brilliant theologian. From 1622, he was professor of theology at the University of Franeker in Holland, where he attracted students from all over Protestant Europe. John Dykstra Eusden (1922-2013; PhD, Yale Divinity School) served as chaplain and Nathan Jackson Professor of Christian Theology at Williams College. He wrote Puritans, Lawyers and Politics in Early Seventeenth-Century England.