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

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B&H Publishing Group, 2011 - Religion - 281 pages
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The simple revolution is here. From the design of Apple products to Google's uncluttered homepage, simple ideas are changing the world.

Now in paperback, multi-awarded #1 national bestseller Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required. With insights based on case studies of 400 American churches, Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove the disciple-making process is often too complex. Simple churches thrive by taking four ideas to heart:

Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus.

Simple Church
examines each idea, clearly showing why it is time to simplify. This updated trade paper edition includes a new chapter with further insights the authors have gained through hundreds of conversations with church leaders since this landmark book's original release.

 

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I led a leader's retreat for my church yesterday. Our goal was to discuss our purpose and the process that we are using to achieve that purpose. Our pastor recommended this book, and I found it very ... Read full review

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Excellent book, really gives good guide lines for moving leadership into a successful venture. Doesn't give you detailed steps, but guides you through the processes in such a way any church, leader ... Read full review

Contents

The Simple Revolution Has Begun
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
The Postscript or what we have learned
243
Research Design Methodology
267
Frequently Asked Questions
273
About the Authors
281
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About the author (2011)

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 three grandchildren and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Eric Geiger serves as one of the Vice Presidents at LifeWay Christian Resources, leading the Resources Division. Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. Eric has authored or co-authored several books including Creature of the Word and the best selling church leadership book, Simple Church.

Eric is married to Kaye, and they have two daughters: Eden and Evie. During his free time, Eric enjoys dating his wife, playing with his daughters, and shooting basketball.

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