Nine out of 10 churches in America are either declining or growing slower than the communities in which they are located. Stated simply, 90 percent of American churches are losing ground in their communities. Change is not an option; it is an urgent need. We don't change our doctrines and biblical foundations, but we do change our methodologies and approaches for this rapidly changing culture.
Based on the studies, consultations, and research of over 50,000 churches, best-selling author Thom S. Rainer shares how effective change has taken place in many churches. While it is not a formulaic approach, Who Moved My Pulpit? is a clear guide for church leaders who are not satisfied with the status quo and who yearn for their churches and ministries to make a kingdom difference. True transformational change in the church is possible.
This book will break your heart, challenge you, scare you, and give you hope. It's a must read for all church leaders and those who want to see their church's do what Christ commanded!
This is another excellent book. great ideas, great examples. I love the study and diagnostic questions at the end of each chapter. invest in a couple and have your church members sign off on reading them!!!!
Excellent book on church leadership. Rainer has given us another good one. I greatly enjoyed it.
I really appreciated this book for its practical, yet not a 12 steps for leading change. The principles are true. I recommend this book to new pastors or frustrated pastors/church leaders. Most change agent pastors will know this or have intuitively done this without knowing. There it is helpful to identify what helps change.
answered many of my questions. lived the scriptural references and questions for meditating and searching.
I was moved as soon as I began to start reading, it's an awesome book. l especially loved the type of people described in the church and definition of each person.
good leadership strategies for a hard situation. dealing with long term members who prevent change is imperative to the ability of the church to be relevant to younger generations
Definitely worth a listen. Early on, goes into specific detail about the many pitfalls that sidetrack people who want to bring about effective change in their churches. Get's repetitive around chapter 7, but you get the point. Solid read.
I really enjoyed this book, the storiesvans anecdotes, and the scriptural references to change.
Would you listen to Who Moved My Pulpit? again? Why?
Yes, The book is filled with practical and realistic help for the local church.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Chapter 12 - 13:06 "Leading Change in the Church Quote"