Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples

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B&H Publishing Group, 2006 - Religion - 257 pages
148 Reviews

The simple revolution has begun. From the design of the iPod to the uncluttered Google home page, simple ideas are changing the world.

Simple Churchclearly calls for Christians to return to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required, so to speak.

Based on case studies of four hundred American churches, authors Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove that the process for making disciples has quite often become too complex. Simple churches are thriving, and they are doing so by taking these four ideas to heart: Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus.

Each idea is examined here, simply showing why it is time to simplify.

  

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Great book with solid research! - Goodreads
Their "research" is ridiculous (again, too typical). - Goodreads
This book really does have some good insights. - Goodreads
Great advice for churches - and individuals. - Goodreads
It is an easy read, but filled with valuable insights. - Goodreads
What a waste of research (and my time reading). - Goodreads

Review: Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples

User Review  - Cathy Wilcox - Goodreads

I read this book for a Lay Servant course I am taking for the Methodist Church. It was well-written, easy to read and had many suggestions that could be applied to a very small rural church. I would ... Read full review

Review: Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples

User Review  - Mike Becher - Goodreads

Fantastic book on creating a sustainable approach to ministry in any church. Most of the reviews that criticize the book make me chuckle a little (ok... a lot). It seems that most people accuse the ... Read full review

Contents

Simple Revolution
3
The Simple and NotSoSimple
29
Simple Church An Extreme Makeover
57
Three Simple Stories
83
Clarity Starting with a Ministry Blueprint
109
Movement Removing Congestion
135
Alignment Maximizing the Energy
165
Focus Saying No to Almost Everything
197
Becoming Simple
227
Research Design Methodology
243
Frequently Asked Questions
249
About the Authors
257
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About the author (2006)

Thom S. Rainer is president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. He is also a best-selling author and leading expert in the field of church research. Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Eric Geiger serves as executive pastor of Christ Fellowship, a large and growing multicultural church comprised of more than seventy nationalities near Miami, Florida. He and his wife, Kaye, have one daughter, Eden.

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