The All By Itself Pathway

The All By Itself Pathway invites you into a 90-minute encounter with Christian A. Schwarz, the founder and head of the Institute for Natural Church Development (NCD). Christian will reduce the discoveries of two decades of research in tens of thousands of churches to a handful of personal action steps. While countless churches have implemented individual aspects of Natural Church Development, the majority have yet to discover the strategic key that Christian calls the All By Itself Pathway—consistently living in line with the unique gifts, energies, and resources that God has already granted you and your church.
The All By Itself Pathway is available in a growing number of denominational versions (presently Anglican, Adventist, and Salvation Army), reflecting experiences with Natural Church Development within the respective denominations and demonstrating how NCD contributes to renewing churches by leading them back to their own spiritual roots.

The book addresses three basic questions:
1. How can your church grow in quality and quantity regardless of unfavorable trends in society?
2. How can you have the greatest impact on your church regardless of your level of responsibility?
3. How can you maximize your fruitfulness in all areas of life regardless of your present starting point?

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In order to get the paperback version in English, click on one of the five delivery agencies below. You will be forwarded to a page that gives you more information including pricing, quantity discounts, etc. For other languages or denominational adaptations, click on a language version of your choice.

Brazilian (Adventist)

Dutch (Salvation Army) version

English (Adventist)

English (Anglican)

English (Salvation Army) version

In a number of languages, the Pathway booklet has not been published yet. However, the predecessor version, The ABC’s of Natural Church Development, can still be ordered:

Norwegian (bokmål)

Norwegian (nynorsk)