Effective Evangelistic Church
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Based on a study of 576 churches that are above average in church growth, Rainer presents a process in which church growth begins with winning people to Christ.
Part research project, part detective story, this book presents results from the most comprehensive study of successful churches in history. These 586 churches across America all excel in winning new souls for Christ, and have a remarkable range of things in common. Some stereotypes are shattered, some results are astonishing, and everything is written in a readable, non-technical style. -- Includes churches with at least one baptism per 19 members annually -- Churches range from 60 to 6,000 in membership; more than 2/3 claim 100-499 members -- Reveals the seven evangelism tools most important to successful churches -- Discusses popular misconceptions about church location, size, event evangelism and more
Thom S. Rainer (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee. He was founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His many books include Surprising Insights from the Unchurched,;The Unexpected Journey; Simple Church and Breakout Churches