πŸ“’ Author : Thom S. Rainer
πŸ“’ Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014
πŸ“’ Pages : 102
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781433683923
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Presents twelve lessons on keeping a church alive, discussing the consistent themes the author found in dying churches.


πŸ“’ Author : Thom S. Rainer
πŸ“’ Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-05-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 112
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781433683930
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

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!


πŸ“’ Author : Thom S. Rainer
πŸ“’ Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-09-25
πŸ“’ Pages : 144
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781535945844
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : How many times have we heard these statements… β€œWe can’t compete with the megachurch in our town!” β€œA new church was started two blocks from us. We’ve got plenty of churches without them!” β€œThe church brought another one of their campuses near us. It’s totally unethical what they are doing.” β€œWe can’t reach young families. They all go to the big church that has all the children’s and student stuff.” β€œWe don’t have the money or the people the other churches have.” Bestselling author Thom S. Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has heard comments like these hundreds, if not thousands, of times. They are statements of hopelessness. They are statements of despair. They are statements of defeat. Church leaders don’t want to feel this way. They desire to break out of the mediocrity of the same, lame, and tame existence of their churches. They want their churches to make a difference. There is hope. God’s hope. God’s possibilities. What does a scrappy church look like? Let’s take a look together.


πŸ“’ Author : Thom S. Rainer
πŸ“’ Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-05
πŸ“’ Pages : 79
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781433679735
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

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.


πŸ“’ Author : Thom S. Rainer
πŸ“’ Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-03-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781462765461
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Most church members don't see their churches clearly. In almost all of Thom S. Rainer's consultations, church members perceive their church to be friendly. But as he surveyed guests, he found that the guests typically saw church members as unfriendly. The perception chasm existed because the members were indeed friendly . . . to one another. The guests felt like they crashed a private party. Bestselling author Thom Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has a game plan for churches to become more hospitable. In a format that is suitable for church members to read individually or study together, Rainer guides readers toward a practical framework for making a difference for those who visit their church. Churches may use Becoming a Welcoming Church to assess and audit where they are on a spectrum between welcoming and wanting. Additionally, churches can use the companion book We Want You Here to send guests home with a compelling vision for what pastors want every guest to know when they visit.


πŸ“’ Author : Lou Mancari
πŸ“’ Publisher : Xulon Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006-03-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 184
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781600340253
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

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.


πŸ“’ Author : Mike Regele
πŸ“’ Publisher : Zondervan
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1995
πŸ“’ Pages : 279
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780310200062
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

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.


πŸ“’ Author : Ed Stetzer
πŸ“’ Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010
πŸ“’ Pages : 243
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781433669309
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

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 β€œsweet 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Thom S. Rainer
πŸ“’ Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-06-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781433643880
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Who Moved My Pulpit? may not be the exact question you’re asking. But you’re certainly asking questions about change in the churchβ€”where it’s coming from, why it’s happening, and how you’re supposed to hang on and follow God through itβ€”even get out ahead of it so your church is faithfully meeting its timeless calling and serving the new opportunities of this age. Based on conversations with thousands of pastors, combined with on-the-ground research from more than 50,000 churches, best-selling author Thom S. Rainer shares an eight-stage roadmap to leading change in your church. Not by changing doctrine. Not by changing biblical foundations. But by changing methodologies and approaches for reaching a rapidly changing culture. You are the pastor. You are the church staff person. You are an elder. You are a deacon. You are a key lay leader in the church. This is the book that will equip you to celebrate and lead change no matter the cost. The time is now.


πŸ“’ Author : Thom S. Rainer
πŸ“’ Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-10-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 200
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780805449372
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

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?, a follow-up to Thom S. Rainer’s best-selling Simple Church cowritten this time with his son, research expert Sam Rainer. The book is based on a study of one-thousand so-called "church dropouts" who were interviewed about why they left. Their answers are quite surprising, having less to do with "losing their religion" and more about the desire for a community that isn’t made stale by simply maintaining the status quo. In turn, the Rainers offer churches four concrete solutions toward making their worship community an essential part these young people’s lives again: Simplify - develop a clear structure and process for making disciples. Deepen - provide strong biblical teaching and preaching. Expect - let members know the need for commitment to the congregation. Multiply - emphasize evangelism, outward focus, and starting new churches.