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

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B&H Publishing Group, 2006 - Religion - 257 pages
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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
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
I've read Rainer before and appreciated many insights. - Goodreads
It is not what I would call solid research. -

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  - Jeremy Poland - Goodreads

For a book about simplicity, it probably could have been 40% shorter. Read full review


Simple Revolution
The Simple and NotSoSimple
Simple Church An Extreme Makeover
Three Simple Stories
Clarity Starting with a Ministry Blueprint
Movement Removing Congestion
Alignment Maximizing the Energy
Focus Saying No to Almost Everything
Becoming Simple
Research Design Methodology
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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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