Creating a Prodigal-Friendly Church
Most of us have prodigals in our lives, whether a child, brother, sister, husband, wife, or friend. The ache for these dear ones is like no other. They may hurt us and disappoint us, but somehow we cannot stop loving...
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Most of us have prodigals in our lives, whether a child, brother, sister, husband, wife, or friend. The ache for these dear ones is like no other. They may hurt us and disappoint us, but somehow we cannot stop loving them. And yet we cannot live their lives for them. The Prodigal-Friendly Church looks at why people leave the church, how we can retain them, how we can reach those who have already gone, and how we can help those who return feel like they belong. Jeff Lucas offers no easy recipes for success, but plenty of truthtelling, hope, and encouragement. This book discusses the principles of: * Reach: How do we reach those who've already left the church? * Return: How do we help people return to the church? * Retain: How do we retain the people we've worked so hard to reach? Ultimately we are called to bring our prodigals to the cross of Christ, for there we find the mingling of our own utter helplessness and God's total power to intervene and save. When the Father's house is filled with the Father's love, there is hope that the prodigals will come home.
Jeff Lucas holds a position of teaching pastor at Timerline Church in Colorado, he travels internationally in a ministry of Bible teaching which carries a specific vision to encourage and equip the church. He is the bestselling author of fourteen books including How Not to Pray, Grace Choices, When Big Brother Comes Home: Creating a Prodigal Friendly Church and Will your Prodigal come home?: A Honest discussion of struggle and hope. He writes a Daily Bible Guide Lucas on Life.
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