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 : 2013-05-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 96
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781433679780
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. "I Am a Church Member" started a conversation about the attitudes and responsibilities of church members -- rather than the functional and theological issues -- that previous new member primers all but ignored. Thoughtfully expanded to book form, I Am a Church Member begins to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing without apology what is expected of those who join a body of believers. When a person's attitude is consistently biblical and healthy, matters of giving, serving, and so forth will fall into place more naturally. Six intentional chapters with study questions guide this rising discussion: 1. I Will Be a Unifying Church Member 2. I Will Not Let the Church Be About My Preferences and Desires 3. I Will Pray for My Church Leaders 4. I Will Lead My Family to Be Healthy Church Members 5. I Will Be a Functioning Member 6. I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift


πŸ“’ Author : Leroy Brownlow
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2001-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 192
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0915720701
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Churches of Christ

SYNOPSIS : Twenty-five Bible-based reasons for his choice of church affiliation.


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 : 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 : 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 : 2015-07-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781433687297
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Now is the time to stand up and say, β€œI Will!”


πŸ“’ Author : Thabiti M. Anyabwile
πŸ“’ Publisher : Crossway
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008-06-09
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781433522031
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Biblically and practically instructs church members in ways they can labor for the health of their church. What Is a Healthy Church Member? takes its cue from Mark Dever's book What Is a Healthy Church?, which offered one definition of what a healthy church looks like biblically and historically. In this new work, pastor Thabiti Anyabwile attempts to answer the natural next question: "What does a healthy church member look like in the light of Scripture?" God intends for us to play an active and vital part in the body of Christ, the local church. He wants us to experience the local church as a home more profoundly wonderful and meaningful than any other place on earth. He intends for his churches to be healthy places and for the members of those churches to be healthy as well. This book explains how membership in the local church can produce spiritual growth in its members and how each member can contribute to the growth and health of the whole.


πŸ“’ Author : Thom S. Rainer
πŸ“’ Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 281
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780805447996
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

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.


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.