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Essential Church?

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Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts

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Overview

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 S. Rainer’s best-selling Simple Church cowritten 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 isn’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 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.

Specifications

Binding
Hardcover
ISBN10
0805443924
ISBN13
9780805443929
Language
English
Medium Format
Hardcover
Number of Pages
272
Packaging Height
0.9
Packaging Length
9.3
Packaging Width
6.2
Product Group
Books
Product Type
Non-Fiction
Publication Date
2008-09-01
Publisher
B&H Publishing Group