Based on case studies of 400 American churches, authors Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove that the process for making disciples has quite often become too complex. Simple churches are thriving, and they are doing so by taking these four ideas to heart: Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus. Each idea is examined here, simply showing why it is time to simplify.
2006 Thom S. Rainer; (P)2009 christianaudio.com
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"good book. "
Very good points but can be repetitive at times. Helps you look at the big picture of church structure. Good for those looking to improve the performance of their church process and maximize staff effort.
"every churxh leader needs to read this book!"
this book should be required reading for the leaders of every church. it outlines healthy principles that need to be applied in every church as well as a process in which every church can follow to implement them.
"Simple = Focused and excellent"
When a church is simple, it can do a few things well, pouring all its energy into the programs that will help people grow closer to Christ. This book spells it out well - a great read!
"makes so much sense!"
listened to the audible version first but will very likely be picking up the paper version so the highlighting and underlining can begin! Our churches are so "busy" we often forget why we are here! make deciples!
"great idea, great explantation"
Being a Pastor and teacher I greatly enjoyed how the book unfolded including explaining the research behind the process as well as implementation. If you're planting or established in your church it's a worthwhile investment to read and apply.
"Powerfully transformative, Profoundly simple"
Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger have tapped into key principles for successful ministry that transcend generational barriers and propels the local church back into relevance for the future. Every church that truly desires to make a difference should take a hard look at their processes and evaluate changes in light of the principles proposed in Simple Church.
"Liked it so much ordered the book!"
With a good dose of humour the authors share their research on how simplifying the processes of a church makes it more appealing and effective.
This is something every church should listen to. Instead of doing many thing poorly, do a few things with excellence.
"Yielding to the Holy Spirit"
Couldn't be more energized to make this happen in our church. However it
must be underpinned by prayer.
God is so good.
"Complex reasons for simplicity"
One overarching factor impressed me in this book. Creating a simple church is a complex process. While compelling, the heavy reliance on statistics can makeA graspable idea seem slightly unattainable to the common man.
However, this mild quibble in no way lessons the impact that this book has had and will continue to have on Christian ministry for this generation.
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