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📒Autopsy Of A Deceased Church ✍ Thom S. Rainer
📝Autopsy of a Deceased Church Book Synopsis : Presents twelve lessons on keeping a church alive, discussing the consistent themes the author found in dying churches.
📒Autopsy Of A Deceased Church ✍ Thom S. Rainer
📝Autopsy of a Deceased Church Book Synopsis : No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died. From this experience, he has discovered twelve consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it’s not gloom and doom because from those twelve themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged. Whether your church is vibrant or dying, whether you are a pastor or a church member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church will walk you through the radical paths necessary to keep your church alive to the glory of God and advancement of Christ’s Kingdom!
📒Autopsy Of A Dead Church ✍ Lou Mancari
📝Autopsy of a Dead Church Book Synopsis : Autopsy means to "look for yourself within" or "to see with your own eyes." We will open the spiritual body with the scalpel of God's two-edged sword, the Word of God. As we begin the autopsy of the dead church we immediately find that DNA evidence links every person in the church with an infamous and ancient crime scene--the Garden of Eden. As we continue the autopsy of this dead church we find the fingerprints of a noted murderer and thief all over the body. Like all of us, Satan has certain traits that identify his prints. The dead church has had major brain damage. In some cases there is an enchanting or forceful preacher that has performed a spiritual lobotomy hindering any deep or independent biblical thinking of the people of the church.
📒I Am A Church Member ✍ Thom S. Rainer
📝I Am a Church Member Book Synopsis : Best-selling author Thom S. Rainer (Simple Church) shows how being an effective church member has more to do with maintaining a healthy biblical attitude than it does worrying over functional issues.
📒Simple Church ✍ Thom S. Rainer
📝Simple Church Book Synopsis : Now in paperback, muti-awarded national hit Simple Church shares a clear message from case studies of 400 North American congregations: Church is done best when it's kept simple.
📒Essential Church ✍ Thom S. Rainer
📝Essential Church Book Synopsis : Why do so many young adults (18 to 22) leave the church, and what will it take to bring them back? This important question is examined and duly answered in Essential Church? The book is based on a study of one-thousand so-called "church dropouts" who were
📒Death Of The Church ✍ Mike Regele
📝Death of the Church Book Synopsis : This is a research-based analysis of forces that are changing culture and how the church must change as well to fulfill its mission.
📒I Will ✍ Thom S. Rainer
📝I Will Book Synopsis : Now is the time to stand up and say, “I Will!”
📒Who Moved My Pulpit ✍ Thom S. Rainer
📝Who Moved My Pulpit Book Synopsis : Based on the studies, consultations, and research of over 50,000 churches, best-selling author, Thom S. Rainer, shares how effective change has taken place in many churches. "Who Moved My Pulpit?"is a clear guide for church leaders who are not satisfied with the status quo, and who yearn for their churches and ministries to make a kingdom difference. True transformational change in the church is possible."
📒Transformational Church ✍ Ed Stetzer
📝Transformational Church Book Synopsis : Churches committed to following Christ’s example want to see this world changed for the sake of eternity. While the supernatural component of making that happen goes without saying, how does a body of believers do its part to be in that “sweet spot” where true spiritual transformation can occur? In Transformational Church, bestselling research authors Thom S. Rainer and Ed Stetzer have surveyed fifty thousand down to five hundred congregations in search of the qualitative answer. Their book contains a wealth of indispensable new data, nuanced insights, and clear how-to guidance, all centered on this key finding: Transformational churches make disciples whose lives are being transformed by the gospel so that people engage the culture around them for its ultimate transformation. Deeply committed to the essential foundations of discipleship (worship, community, and mission), transformational churches practice their faith and make disciples through vibrant leadership, prayerful dependence upon God, and relational intentionality. And they do so paying mind to their unique context and with a missionary mindset. The most comprehensive study of the American church to date.
📒Comeback Churches ✍ Ed Stetzer
📝Comeback Churches Book Synopsis : Leading church growth expert Ed Stetzer extends his missional writings with Comeback Churches, studying 300 once-declining congregations to determine what it takes to revive a dying body of believers.
📒Biblical Church Revitalization ✍ Brian Croft
📝Biblical Church Revitalization Book Synopsis : This is a call to intentional commitment to church revitalization in the face of dying and divided churches. Brian Croft looks at the strategy in the New Testament, especially Paul's missionary journeys and the principles involved - evangelism, disciple-making, church planting, deeds of love and mercy and developing Gospel leaders.
📒Sticky Church ✍ Larry Osborne
📝Sticky Church Book Synopsis : In Sticky Church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry. It’s a strategy that enabled Osborne’s congregation to grow from a handful of people to one of the larger churches in the nation—without any marketing or special programming. Sticky Church tells the inspiring story of North Coast Church’s phenomenal growth and offers practical tips for launching your own sermon-based small group ministry. Topics include: Why stickiness is so important Why most of our discipleship models don’t work very well Why small groups always make a church more honest and transparent What makes groups grow deeper and sticker over time Sticky Church is an ideal book for church leaders who want to start or retool their small group ministry—and velcro their congregation to the Bible and each other.
📝Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them Book Synopsis : A first-of-its-kind comprehensive study of the formerly unchurched explodes some common myths as to what it takes to reach people and provides insight into how the Christian church can develop effective approaches to reach the growing number of unchurched in North America.
📒There S Hope For Your Church ✍ Gary L. McIntosh
📝There s Hope for Your Church Book Synopsis : A startling 85% of churches in the US are plateaued or declining, a trend that has been building for the past fifty years. In the face of shrinking attendance and lagging spiritual growth, pastors and church leaders are understandably discouraged and demoralized. But the first step to turning things around is hope. Church health expert Gary McIntosh offers this hope by showing church leaders the first things they need to do to make a new start for their church. God can and does restore churches to new life, even as he restores individuals. The street-smart ideas and step-by-step instructions found in this book are ones that pastors and church leaders can put to use immediately in their churches to bring about solid growth and renewed hope for the future.
📒Why Nobody Wants To Go To Church Anymore ✍ Thom Schultz
📝Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore Book Synopsis : This book will forever change the way you think about church! The statistics are clear: The American church is in decline. People are leaving in astounding numbers, with no sign of a turnaround. And despite church leaders’ best efforts to stem the tide, more than 80 percent of people are finding something better to do on Sunday mornings. Why? Is there hope for the future of the church? In this groundbreaking new book, Thom and Joani Schultz expose the church practices that are driving people away and thwarting spiritual growth. Yet they also reveal what can bring them back—the four keys to reaching the “unchurched” and the “dechurched.” The bad news? Your church is probably missing the mark when it comes to the core of Christianity. The good news? There’s hope. Lots of it. The truth may surprise you...but it can also transform your ministry into something truly irresistible.
📒The Book Of Church Growth ✍ Thom S. Rainer
📝The Book of Church Growth Book Synopsis : The Church Growth Movement has divided devout Christians. Even though Rainer is an advocate, his aim here is to present an objective view of the movement--its history, the theology associated with it, and the principles which seem to separate churches that grow from those that don't.
📒Replant ✍ Darrin Patrick
📝Replant Book Synopsis : Grow Where You’re Replanted Today’s spiritual landscape is littered with churches on their last legs, forcing us to reconsider how we keep the Body of Christ alive and strong. The solution, according to visionary pastors Darrin Patrick and Mark DeVine, is to infuse new blood into the body and by seeking God’s presence and guidance. Avoiding cookie-cutter steps or how-to formulas, Replant describes the story of a church resurrection, a story that offers a multitude of divinely inspired, and practical possibilities for church planters. The result is a harvest of inspiring ideas on how to inspire new church growth. Discover a new openness to churches merging with other congregations, changing leadership, and harvesting fresh spiritual fruit—inviting us all to re-think how churches not only survive, but thrive.
📒The Bible Study Teacher S Guide ✍ Beverly Van Kampen
📝The Bible Study Teacher s Guide Book Synopsis : This essential guide for anyone who teaches the Bible or Bible study classes combines the wisdom of experience with insights gleaned from interviews with leading master level Bible teachers.
📒Claiming Resurrection In The Dying Church ✍ Anna B. Olson
📝Claiming Resurrection in the Dying Church Book Synopsis : How do you minister faithfully to a congregation that is in decline? While many congregations struggle with trying to find the key to regrowth, pastor Anna Olson suggests that the answer may actually be to accept and embrace this moment for what it is. In this beautifully written work, Olson helps pastors recognize that, while the congregation might be going away, the community of which it is a part is still very much alive. Using her own experiences in a dying congregation, Olson encourages pastors to use this opportunity to explore new ways to minister, freely and selflessly, and provides a powerful model of what faithfulness to the gospel looks like. This hopeful book about letting go of false hope gives pastors the guidance they need for ministering effectively during the final stages of a church's life.
📒From Embers To A Flame ✍ Harry L. Reeder, III
📝From Embers to a Flame Book Synopsis : Expounds biblical principles that, if applied to even the unhealthiest church, the Lord can use to take the church from embers to a flame.