Who Moved My Pulpit

Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 143364388X
Size: 61.77 MB
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Who Moved My Pulpit? may not be the exact question you’re asking. But you’re certainly asking questions about change in the church—where it’s coming from, why it’s happening, and how you’re supposed to hang on and follow God through it—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.

Who Moved My Pulpit

Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: B&H Books
ISBN: 9781433643873
Size: 56.92 MB
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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.

Who Moved My Church

Author: Mike Nappa
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781589199903
Size: 79.47 MB
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Four unforgettable characters set out to find their church building after it has been physically moved. But how they go about locating it and what they do once they find it is so different, humorous, entertaining, and thought provoking. Ideal for discussion in homes, small groups, Sunday School classes and churches.

I Am A Church Member

Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433679736
Size: 78.85 MB
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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.

Who Moved My Pulpit

Author: Brett Younger
Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Pub
ISBN: 9781573124287
Size: 53.67 MB
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Ministers try so hard to keep everything under control that they often miss the fun of it. When church leaders feel frustrated, there's a better option than giving up or giving in. They can open their eyes to a new perspective and cultivate a life shaped by Christ's joy. Who Moved My Pulpit? is a humorous look at almost everything ministerial. Younger invites us to laugh at the ridiculous and celebrate the holy. This look at everything from pastor search committees (Does this swimsuit make my hips look big?) to church answering machines The Lord be with you, but I'm in a meeting) is for everyone who wants to remember the love that led them to church in the first place.

Simple Church

Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805447997
Size: 30.47 MB
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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.

Autopsy Of A Deceased Church

Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 143368392X
Size: 75.92 MB
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Presents twelve lessons on keeping a church alive, discussing the consistent themes the author found in dying churches.

I Will

Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433687291
Size: 24.33 MB
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Now is the time to stand up and say, “I Will!”

Surprising Insights From The Unchurched And Proven Ways To Reach Them

Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310834104
Size: 73.74 MB
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We’ve read all the hot books on evangelism, we’ve attended scores of seminars—and still we’re not reaching the unchurched. Eighty to ninety percent of churchless Americans will never darken our culturally relevant, seeker-sensitive doors. What are we missing?Maybe we’ve been asking the wrong people. Instead of consulting the unchurched masses, it’s time we heard what the small but important minority who have recently begun attending a church have to say. What made the difference for them? What critical factors helped spark their faith in Jesus and drew them into the community of believers?Thom S. Rainer, dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth, shares the results and conclusions of his school’s groundbreaking survey of the formerly unchurched. At last, here are proven insights into what evangelistically effective churches are doing right. Flying in the face of much contemporary wisdom, the answers will surprise you.This is truly one of the most valuable resources you can own as a church leader. Filled with charts, graphs, and other visual aids, plus an abundance of true-life accounts, this book explodes common myths about the unchurched. You’ll discoverWhy pastors and doctrinal preaching are criticalThe enormous influence of family and relationships Which things matter more than we’d thought, and which matter lessWhat causes visitors to returnThe traits of unchurched-reaching leadersHow to preach effectively to the unchurchedHow to become a church for the unchurchedAnd much, much moreThis eye-opening compendium of information includes reproducible appendices that can help you fine-tune or even restructure your church. From one of the nations foremost authorities on evangelism and church growth, here are insights and tools that will change the way you think of and deal with--and win--unchurched men and women who long to connect with God.Photocopyable material includesUnchurched-Reaching Readiness InventoryChurch Health Survey

High Expectations

Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433671891
Size: 17.17 MB
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For over a quarter of a century the problem of losing church members has progressively increased. Today the situation is so bad that less than one-third of the members in some churches attend worship services. Church leaders are crying for help.In an effort to help church leaders, the Billy Graham School of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary conducted a massive research project involving nearly 287 churches. The most revealing aspect of the study was that the higher expectations placed on members, the greater the likelihood that the members would stay and be involved with the church. Using the data gathered from this project, Thom Rainer presents the first-ever comprehensive study about 'closing the back door.' Rainer looks at why people are leaving the church and how church leaders can keep the members.