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Autopsy of a Deceased Church

Autopsy of a Deceased Church Book
Author : Thom S. Rainer
Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
Release : 2014
ISBN : 143368392X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents twelve lessons on keeping a church alive, discussing the consistent themes the author found in dying churches.

AUTOPSY OF A DECEASED CHURCH

AUTOPSY OF A DECEASED CHURCH  Book
Author : THOM S. RAINER
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9781462784271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Autopsy of a Deceased Church

Autopsy of a Deceased Church Book
Author : Thom S. Rainer
Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
Release : 2014-05-01
ISBN : 1433683938
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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No one wants to see a church die. And yet, far too many churches are dying. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died. From this experience, he has discovered twelve consistent themes among those churches that have died. Yet, it’s not gloom and doom because from those twelve themes, lessons on how to keep your church alive have emerged. Whether your church is vibrant or dying, whether you are a pastor or a church member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church will walk you through the radical paths necessary to keep your church alive to the glory of God and advancement of Christ’s Kingdom!

The Church of Eli Volume 2

The Church of Eli  Volume 2 Book
Author : Gwendolyn Dugas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-04
ISBN : 9781733894104
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sex scandals, fraud, corruption, and abuse of authority in the church are making the headlines. Prominent leaders are being exposed. The very people commissioned to be beacons of morality, justice, and integrity seem obsessed with greed, power, and sexual sins. Is this the end of the church? Where is this obsession with greed coming from? Why is there such a compulsion for wealth, popularity, power, fame, and status? Can the church ever recover from these shameful acts? Can you make a difference? The Church of Eli takes an in-depth look at the state of the church today. It gets to the heart of the matter, exposes the root of the problem and what has gone wrong. As you read, you will learn: How to avoid the pitfalls set up by the Enemy How to walk the walk The difference between being gifted and anointed How to avoid spiritual and other abuse in the church How to identify those who seek to take advantage of your weaknesses And many more insights God is the one who judges. He brings one down and He exalts another. He is building a high-way for those who call themselves sons of God, those who will stand up for righteousness and restore the integrity of the church. His high-way is one of holiness and right living. Do you want to walk on God's high-way? Do you want to make a difference? Read The Church of Eli and get started.

The Church of Eli Volume 3

The Church of Eli Volume 3 Book
Author : Gwendolyn Dugas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-04-02
ISBN : 9781733894111
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What happens when leaders have no vision? What can we expect when men and women in authority use their high positions, power, and influence for greedy gain? What happens when leaders are dishonest, accept bribes, and pervert justice? How is the church and world affected when those called to warn, teach, and prepare God's people are silent and preoccupied with sex scandals, fraud, corruption and greed? Most importantly, what does God have to say about all of this?Eli and his sons are the perfect examples of leadership on the decline. They did what was right in their own eyes and had no desire to change or repent despite God's warnings. Theirs is a prophetic picture of leadership devoid of knowledge but determined not to live as God instructed. It is the picture of a crooked judge and a judicial system that refuses to expedite justice according to God's law to protect its own. Do you see the similarities to some of the leaders of our nation and churches? Many of our leaders have titles and positions, but they are not speaking the Word. Their style of leadership is centered on collecting offerings and seed-money. They will not receive correction or rebuke and simply do as they please. How does God respond to such arrogance? Has He gone silent or is He speaking through todays watchmen like Samuel and no-name prophets whom He speaks through? The Church of Eli discusses leadership in the church and in our nation. It explores the impact of ungodly leadership, what happens when leaders and nations abandon God and His Word, as well as the consequences of iniquity and greed. As you read, many misconceptions believers and others have about Christianity, righteousness, and judgment will be clarified. Your eyes will be opened to God's truth, your calling, and the ultimate purpose of the church.

The Generative Church

The Generative Church Book
Author : Cory Seibel
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2019-10-10
ISBN : 1532681801
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Virtually all churches aim to invest meaningfully in the faith development of the younger generations who have been entrusted into their care. Some churches have a longstanding track record of faithfulness in living out this commitment. Some lose sight of this priority over time and allow their intentionality to fade. This book makes a distinctive contribution to our understanding of children’s, youth, and young adult ministries by appropriating Erik Erikson’s concept of generativity (“the interest in establishing and guiding the next generation”) as a way of exploring congregational life. Eleven accomplished authors representing five different countries provide diverse theological and cultural perspectives on key aspects of what it means for churches to invest intentionally in the faith development of the members of emerging generations. Their chapters challenge us to think about the intergenerational dynamics of our churches, the crucial partnership between church and parents, and what it means to involve young people meaningfully in the life of the church. The intriguing topics explored by this group of authors—and the diverse contexts from which they write—promise to broaden and enrich our thinking about caring for children, youth, and young adults as a vital responsibility shared by the entire congregation.

Science and health with key to the Scriptures

Science and health with key to the Scriptures Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1971
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Awake and Arise the Dying of the American Church

Awake and Arise the Dying of the American Church Book
Author : Dr. Stan Mars
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2019-09-05
ISBN : 1973672251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The majority of churches in America are either dying or dead. This is due to the sin of disobedience by man through the rejection and refusal to obey the commandments of God especially in John 13: 34-35 and Matthew 28: 19-20. Jesus commands us to GO into all nations and make disciples and this is an act of love for God and others. You will learn that most churches are not in this business so they do not make any disciples, and importantly, they don’t make leaders of disciples. Awake and Arise calls for the reformation of the American Church to begin to do God’s church - God’s way. If the church will adhere and obey, they will find revival offered by God. If the church continues to refuse, they will find the same experience that the Church of Laodicea found in the spewing out by Jesus Christ. To the glory of God - let us be humble and pray for forgiveness and move to God for His blessings to begin this journey!

ReClaimed Church

ReClaimed Church Book
Author : Bill Henard
Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
Release : 2018-06-01
ISBN : 1462790720
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It's no secret: churches are dying. Tragically, thousands of churches in the United States are shrinking, some closing their doors forever. The key to reversing these trends, argues Bill Henard, is for a local church to recognize where it is in the church life cycle. Unless churches intentionally do something about it, many of them will follow the same pattern: from birth, to plateau, and eventually, to death. But if a church learns to identify its place within the life cycle and embraces the necessary processes, it can return to growth. In a day when church membership has decreased, evangelistic zeal has cooled, and budgets are disappearing, ReClaimed Church is the tool that struggling churches need. Having previously written and taught seminary courses on church revitalization, Bill Henard uses his expertise to provide all the practical insights and instructions needed to reclaim your church.

Exalting Jesus in Revelation

Exalting Jesus in Revelation Book
Author : Eric Redmon,Bill Curtis,Ken Rentress
Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
Release : 2016-11-01
ISBN : 0805496823
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible.

Revitalize

Revitalize Book
Author : Andrew M. Davis
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2017-04-04
ISBN : 1493405470
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Church health is measured by more than just numbers, but declining membership is often a key symptom of a church in crisis. The pastor of a dying church doesn't need to be told it is dying; he needs to find the way forward--and he needs hope. Author and pastor Andrew Davis offers readers the lessons he's learned in his own journey of leading church transformation, including - keeping Christ's ownership of the church central - being humble - choosing your battles wisely - empowering godly men to join in leadership - making prayer a priority - focusing on the Word - and more Church decline is not inevitable. Revitalize gives pastors the spiritual support they long for and the practical advice they need to turn their churches around and position them for greater health in the future.

For a New Generation

For a New Generation Book
Author : Lee D. Kricher
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2016-08-02
ISBN : 0310525233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New Generation Church is a church with attendees whose average age is at least as young as the average age of the community in which the church exists. Any church can become a New Generation Church that reaches and continues to reach the next generation. The Psalmist writes: We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders. (Psalm 78:4 NLT) No Christian would purposely hide the timeless truths of Christianity from the next generation. But often we do, not because of the substance of our church, but because of the approach of our church. For A New Generation is not about changing your church’s statement of faith or core beliefs. It is about evaluating and changing, as needed, your church’s programs, ministries and practices in order to more effectively connect with and stay connected with the next generation. Written for both church leaders and members, For a New Generation presents 5 practical strategies that will lay a foundation for a church to thrive for generations to come. It is based on the assumption that accepting the status quo is the greatest threat to your church’s core mission and, perhaps, to the long-term survival of your church.

A Church on the Move

A Church on the Move Book
Author : Joe Paprocki
Publisher : Loyola Press
Release : 2016-01-28
ISBN : 0829444068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“IF FORMER CATHOLICS WERE CONSIDERED A DENOMINATION, IT WOULD BE THE SECOND-LARGEST DENOMINATION IN THE U.S.”—from A Church on the Move Many statistics on the Catholic Church today are sobering, and the future of the Church can seem bleak indeed. The average parish often feels helpless to do anything that might help turn the tide and revitalize the Church. But best-selling author Joe Paprocki insists that there is good news: with the right plans in place, the Catholic Church—and the local parish specifically—will not only survive, but thrive. A Church on the Move offers 52 practical strategies for moving parishes forward, principally by focusing on the one thing the Church can offer that the world-at-large cannot: Jesus Christ. Each chapter begins with a quote from Pope Francis, and each helpful strategy falls within one of five key categories: how a Church on the move thinks, functions, worships, forms disciples, and engages the world. Every chapter takes an honest look at a particular problem in the Church before moving to a creative, redemptive, and achievable solution. A Church on the Move brings to the parish level the great themes of Pope Francis’ papacy— mission, mercy, and evangelization—and replaces despair with a profound hope for the future of the Catholic Church.

Wake up Church

Wake up Church  Book
Author : Roxanne Anderson-Graham PhD
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2021-10-05
ISBN : 1664238557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We live in such perilous times, times that have produced devastating effects throughout society and the prevailing culture. It makes one question where is the church, why is the church missing in action? Many churches have lost their way and purpose, while other churches could care less about the culture or society’s ills. Yet other churches are earnestly trying to address society’s issues with the truth of God’s Word. In Wake Up, Church!, author Dr. Roxanne Anderson-Graham discusses the ideologies of three church types and how they can have an overwhelming significant impact on society. She: • identifies the three types of churches: the complacent church, the compromising church, and the committed church; • uncovers the limitations hindering the complacent church from moving forward, upward, and outward in completing God’s work; • highlights the flaws of the compromising church as it straddles the fence and acquiesces to cultural trends; • emphasizes the faith and steadfastness of the committed church in its obedience to God’s command and promise; and • focuses on the believers’ responsibility concerning their own personal salvation and growth within the kingdom. Anderson-Graham admonishes the church (which is the Bride of Christ) to stop procrastinating and start proclaiming the Words of the Lord and be ready for His return.

Becoming a Welcoming Church

Becoming a Welcoming Church Book
Author : Thom S. Rainer
Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
Release : 2018-03-01
ISBN : 1462765467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most church members don't see their churches clearly. In almost all of Thom S. Rainer's consultations, church members perceive their church to be friendly. But as he surveyed guests, he found that the guests typically saw church members as unfriendly. The perception chasm existed because the members were indeed friendly . . . to one another. The guests felt like they crashed a private party. Bestselling author Thom Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has a game plan for churches to become more hospitable. In a format that is suitable for church members to read individually or study together, Rainer guides readers toward a practical framework for making a difference for those who visit their church. Churches may use Becoming a Welcoming Church to assess and audit where they are on a spectrum between welcoming and wanting. Additionally, churches can use the companion book We Want You Here to send guests home with a compelling vision for what pastors want every guest to know when they visit.

The Legitimation Crisis of the Orthodox Church in the United States

The Legitimation Crisis of the Orthodox Church in the United States Book
Author : Cezara O. Crisan
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2019-09-13
ISBN : 1498562949
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Located at the intersection of the sociology of immigration and sociology of religion, this book discusses the history and identity of Eastern European Orthodox immigrants to the United States, their assimilation into American society, and the contradictory role of the Orthodox Church through the lens of the legitimation crisis.

The Church Revitalization Checklist

The Church Revitalization Checklist Book
Author : Sam Rainer
Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release : 2022-01-04
ISBN : 1496454421
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Your church has the opportunity of a lifetime. The world has shifted, and a new, brighter tomorrow awaits. The Church Revitalization Checklist is a tool to help you start fresh, leverage your strengths, and discover hidden opportunities for church growth. God has placed you exactly where He wants you. But lets be honest, if youre leading a church, it isnt easy. Maybe your church has been in the doldrums for years. Maybe youre hearing a lot of complaints, and youre simply tired or disheartened. Maybe youve been hurt. But you are not alone. Many church leaders have sore backs from carrying a heavy load. This book will lighten that load. The Church Revitalization Checklist provides a step-by-step path to a hope-filled future for both you and your church. Popular church expert Sam Rainer will walk you and your leadership team through a seven-point checklisteverything from reconsidering your priorities to evaluating your location and facilities. It is an extremely practical tool to unleash your congregation and help them step into Gods unique purpose for them. Your brighter future starts now.

Happy Church

Happy Church Book
Author : Tim McConnell
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2016-02-06
ISBN : 0830893695
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Has your church lost its sense of gladness? Most Christians resist the idea of pursuing happiness. We're comfortable with finding joy or being blessed, but seeking happiness seems too superficial. Offering a radical call to reclaim happiness, Tim McConnell shares his countercultural vision for radiating a deep sense of joy in a world that desperately needs it.

Big Lessons from Little Places

Big Lessons from Little Places Book
Author : Kay Collier McLaughlin
Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2015-03-01
ISBN : 0819231681
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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• Highlights the ministry of the small congregation, a category into which 68% of Episcopal congregations fall • Follows up on the author’s Becoming the Transformative Church and continues the conversation about church re-structuring • Reflection/Study Guide questions included Churchwide discussions on structure and growth tend to focus on the importance of increasing “butts in the pews and bucks in the plates.” Suggestions have been made on merging smaller dioceses to create larger ones and closing the doors of congregations which do not have Sunday attendance of at least 200. This is a model of scarcity without consideration of the value and abundance to be found in small churches. Discover the roles, possibilities, promise, and potential of being a small church! Travel with Kay Collier McLauglin as she takes the back roads and byways of the United States, visiting small churches that are making a difference in their community. Each chapter tells a story about an example of faithfulness in the life of a small congregation and relates that story to the essentials of faithful living and being church. The book challenges the decision-makers in the Episcopal Church to think beyond traditional measures and shortterm economic fixes to discover the life-giving opportunities and models presented by the smallest congregations.

Scrappy Church

Scrappy Church Book
Author : Thom S. Rainer
Publisher : B&H Books
Release : 2019-02
ISBN : 9781535945813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How many times have we heard these statements... "We can't compete with the megachurch in our town!" "A new church was started two blocks from us. We've got plenty of churches without them!" "The church brought another one of their campuses near us. It's totally unethical what they are doing." "We can't reach young families. They all go to the big church that has all the children's and student stuff." "We don't have the money or the people the other churches have." Bestselling author Thom S. Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has heard comments like these hundreds, if not thousands, of times. They are statements of hopelessness. They are statements of despair. They are statements of defeat. Church leaders don't want to feel this way. They desire to break out of the mediocrity of the same, lame, and tame existence of their churches. They want their churches to make a difference. There is hope. God's hope. God's possibilities. What does a scrappy church look like? Let's take a look together.