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Essential Church?

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Why do so many young adults (18 to 22) leave the church, and what will it take to bring them back? This important question is examined and duly answered in Essential Church, a follow-up to Thom Rainer's best-selling Simple...


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Why do so many young adults (18 to 22) leave the church, and what will it take to bring them back? This important question is examined and duly answered in Essential Church, a follow-up to Thom Rainer's best-selling Simple Church cowritten this time with his son, research expert Sam Rainer. The book is based on a study of 1000 so-called "church dropouts" who were interviewed about why they left. Their answers are quite surprising, having less to do with "losing their religion" and more about the desire for a community that isn't made stale by simply maintaining the status quo. In turn, the Rainers offer churches four concrete solutions for making their worship community an essential part these young people's lives again:
Simplify - develop a clear structure and process for making disciples.
Deepen - provide strong biblical teaching and preaching.
Expect - let members know the need for commitment to the congregation.
Multiply - emphasize evangelism, outward focus, and starting new churches.


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Why do so many young adults (18 to 22) leave the church, and what will it take to bring them back? This important question is examined and duly answered inEssential Church?, a follow-up to Thom S. Rainer7;s best-sellingSimple Churchcowritten this time with his son, research expert Sam Rainer. The book is based on a study of one-thousand so-called "church dropouts" who were interviewed about why they left. Their answers are quite surprising, having less to do with "losing their religion" and more about the desire for a community that isn7;t made stale by simply maintaining the status quo. In turn, the Rainers offer churches four concrete solutions toward making their worship community an essential part these young people7;s lives again: Simplify- develop a clear structure and process for making disciples. Deepen- provide strong biblical teaching and preaching. Expect- let members know the need for commitment to the congregation. Multiply- emphasize evangelism, outward focus, and starting new churches.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 277077
  • Product Code 9780805443929
  • ISBN 0805443924
  • EAN 9780805443929
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Broadman & Holman
  • Publication Date Sep 2008
  • Sales Rank 24857
  • Dimensions 236 x 157 x 22mm
  • Weight 0.496kg

Thom S Rainer

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

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