Preaching and worship in the small church by William H. Willimon

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Published by Abingdon in Nashville .

Written in English

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  • Small churches.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 125-126.

Book details

StatementWilliam H. Willimon & Robert L. Wilson.
SeriesCreative leadership series
ContributionsWilson, Robert Leroy, 1925- joint author.
LC ClassificationsBV637.8 .W54
The Physical Object
Pagination126 p. ;
Number of Pages126
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4420235M
ISBN 100687338204
LC Control Number79024529

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