Now in paperback, this multi-awarded national best seller shares a clear message from case studies of 400 North American congregations: church is done best when it's kept simple.Now in paperback, this multi-awarded national best seller shares a clear message from case studies of 400 North American congregations: church is done best when it's kept simple.Read Less
New. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Brand New, Perfect Condition. We offer expedited shipping to all US locations. Over 3, 000, 000 happy customers. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 281 p. Contains: Figures.
A sigh of relief often follows the reading of this book by church leaders, pastors, staff and officers. Finally a documented study that demonstrates the need for the evangelical church to take a serious look at the basics. The writers follow the process of a deep study of churches... failures and thriving churches. In identifying the why for each case, a pattern emerges. Churches that are growing, with enthusiastic people, are churches that have identified what 'the church' is to be doing, and do it! It is a process of evaluation, focus and implementation. This is not a book of programing ideas. It is conceptual, and addresses the tendency of the evangelical church to layer program after program (many good) on the back of the church schedule. The result is lots of good people who are just tired of going to one more activity, or dont seem to have time for living a full and abundant life. Every pastor, elder, deacon and other church leaders ought to read this book. It is an easy read, you can skip the more academic parts. But read the conclusions. This is needed in the US church today.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.