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Summary

The simple revolution has begun. From the design of the iPod to the uncluttered Google home page, simple ideas are changing the world. Simple Church clearly calls for Christians to return to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required, so to speak.

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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Inspiring process for developing spiritual growth

This book takes you through a simple process to help your spiritual community focus and encourage everyone to grow.

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  • Casey
  • 06-08-18

Great book, lots of great insights

I enjoyed Simple Church. I thought it did a good job of comparing older model churches with other churches to help pastors and leaders see some areas that likely need improvement. Its never easy to change but if we don't change we aren't going to last.

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  • Rey Sandoval
  • 15-03-18

Probably the best book I’ve ever listened to.

This book is hands down one of if not the best book in church structure that I’ve ever listened to. Becoming simple is not that simple, but this book breaks it down in a way that is so simple. A fresh breath in your leadership and new approach to everything related to church and ministry. An absolute MUST READ!!

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  • Greg Impink
  • 14-12-17

Repetitive

Simple. Simple. Simple. Great concept and characterization of most churches, but for how simple the concept is, they could have communicated it in much fewer words.

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  • Joel Terrell
  • 07-12-17

I had to get past the reader

excellent information. it was a challenge to get past the reader, but you get used to him.

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  • Ivan Dudley
  • 30-09-17

Awesome

This book was very informative to what successful church looks like in this day in time.

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  • abner rivera
  • 31-07-17

Very educational and inspiring.

love the step by step structure of it. simple language. recharging and refreshing and full of hope.

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  • david
  • 23-07-17

keep it simple

good read.... really speaks to today
not easy but simple... what should you take off you daily, weekly, monthly schedule

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  • alex
  • 02-02-17

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-01-17

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.

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  • Ben Palm
  • 20-10-16

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!