The Positive Approach to Building Your Church God's Way. 130 pages book. Every church needs to reach out and bring in new members in order to remain a living, vital entity -- yet there are many different ideas about what is the best way for Christian congregations to foster real growth. In recent years, what has been termed the "Church Growth Movement" (as exemplified in such best-selling books as The Purpose Driven Church and The Habits Of Highly Effective Churches) has come to the forefront with its agenda of meeting felt needs and targeting specific audiences. At the same time, there has been a less-publicized but pointed reaction to what some perceive as the church growth movement's misdirected zeal. And while the church growth movement has been very successful with new churches, its methods often fall short of satisfying the growth needs of established congregations.