I Am a Church Member by Thom S. Rainer

I Am A Church Member
  • Author : Thom S. Rainer
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2013-05
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433679735
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Best-selling author Thom S. Rainer (Simple Church) shows how being an effective church member has more to do with maintaining a healthy biblical attitude than it does worrying over functional issues.

I Am a Church Member by Thom S. Rainer

I Am A Church Member
  • Author : Thom S. Rainer
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433679780
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Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. "I Am a Church Member" started a conversation about the attitudes and responsibilities of church members -- rather than the functional and theological issues -- that previous new member primers all but ignored. Thoughtfully expanded to book form, I Am a Church Member begins to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing without apology what is expected of those who join a body of believers. When a person's attitude is consistently biblical and healthy, matters of giving, serving, and so forth will fall into place more naturally. Six intentional chapters with study questions guide this rising discussion: 1. I Will Be a Unifying Church Member 2. I Will Not Let the Church Be About My Preferences and Desires 3. I Will Pray for My Church Leaders 4. I Will Lead My Family to Be Healthy Church Members 5. I Will Be a Functioning Member 6. I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift

I AM A CHURCH MEMBER by THOM S. RAINER

I AM A CHURCH MEMBER
  • Author : THOM S. RAINER
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1462786812
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I Will by Thom S. Rainer

I Will
  • Author : Thom S. Rainer
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2015-07-15
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433687297
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Now is the time to stand up and say, “I Will!”

Why I Am a Member of the Church of Christ by Leroy Brownlow

Why I Am A Member Of The Church Of Christ
  • Author : Leroy Brownlow
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Categories : Churches of Christ
  • ISBN : 0915720701
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Twenty-five Bible-based reasons for his choice of church affiliation.

Connected by Thom S. Rainer

Connected
  • Author : Thom S. Rainer
  • Publisher : Bible Studies for Life (Bsfl)
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1430034262
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See that God has placed us in our local churches to serve others, care for them, pray together, learn together, and grow together all for the glory of God.

Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Thom S. Rainer

Autopsy Of A Deceased Church
  • Author : Thom S. Rainer
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433683923
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Presents twelve lessons on keeping a church alive, discussing the consistent themes the author found in dying churches.

What Is a Healthy Church Member by Thabiti M. Anyabwile

What Is A Healthy Church Member
  • Author : Thabiti M. Anyabwile
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433502125
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God intends for all of us to contribute to the mission of the local church and experience profound spiritual growth as a result. This book shows church members, pastors, and leaders what a healthy church member looks like.

Simple Church by Thom S. Rainer

Simple Church
  • Author : Thom S. Rainer
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2011-06
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780805447996
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Now in paperback, muti-awarded national hit Simple Church shares a clear message from case studies of 400 North American congregations: Church is done best when it's kept simple.

Becoming a Welcoming Church by Thom S. Rainer

Becoming A Welcoming Church
  • Author : Thom S. Rainer
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2018-03-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781462765461
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Most church members don't see their churches clearly. In almost all of Thom S. Rainer's consultations, church members perceive their church to be friendly. But as he surveyed guests, he found that the guests typically saw church members as unfriendly. The perception chasm existed because the members were indeed friendly . . . to one another. The guests felt like they crashed a private party. Bestselling author Thom Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has a game plan for churches to become more hospitable. In a format that is suitable for church members to read individually or study together, Rainer guides readers toward a practical framework for making a difference for those who visit their church. Churches may use Becoming a Welcoming Church to assess and audit where they are on a spectrum between welcoming and wanting. Additionally, churches can use the companion book We Want You Here to send guests home with a compelling vision for what pastors want every guest to know when they visit.

Scrappy Church by Thom S. Rainer

Scrappy Church
  • Author : Thom S. Rainer
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781535945844
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How many times have we heard these statements… “We can’t compete with the megachurch in our town!” “A new church was started two blocks from us. We’ve got plenty of churches without them!” “The church brought another one of their campuses near us. It’s totally unethical what they are doing.” “We can’t reach young families. They all go to the big church that has all the children’s and student stuff.” “We don’t have the money or the people the other churches have.” Bestselling author Thom S. Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has heard comments like these hundreds, if not thousands, of times. They are statements of hopelessness. They are statements of despair. They are statements of defeat. Church leaders don’t want to feel this way. They desire to break out of the mediocrity of the same, lame, and tame existence of their churches. They want their churches to make a difference. There is hope. God’s hope. God’s possibilities. What does a scrappy church look like? Let’s take a look together.

Church Membership by Jonathan Leeman

Church Membership
  • Author : Jonathan Leeman
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2012-04-30
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433532405
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Jonathan Leeman addresses the commonly asked (and often unanswered) question of, “Why should I join a church?” in a time when many are shunning the practice of organized religion. By offering a brief, straightforward explanation of what church membership is and why it’s important, Leeman gives the local church its proper due and builds a case for committing to the local body. Church Membership is a useful tool for churches to distribute en masse to new and potential members of their congregation. This volume is part of the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series. Look for upcoming, quick-read formats of the following marks of a healthy church: expositional preaching, biblical theology, the gospel, conversion, evangelism, church discipline, discipleship and growth, and church leadership.

Who Moved My Pulpit by Thom S. Rainer

Who Moved My Pulpit
  • Author : Thom S. Rainer
  • Publisher : B&H Books
  • Release Date : 2016-06
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1433643871
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Based on conversations with thousands of pastors, combined with on-the-ground research from more than 50,000 churches, best-selling author Thom S. Rainer shares an eight-stage roadmap to leading change in your church. Not by changing doctrine. Not by changing biblical foundations. But by changing methodologies and approaches for reaching a rapidly changing culture.

The Book of Church Growth by Thom S. Rainer

The Book Of Church Growth
  • Author : Thom S. Rainer
  • Publisher : B & H Academic
  • Release Date : 1998-09
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0805418725
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The Church Growth Movement has divided devout Christians. Even though Rainer is an advocate, his aim here is to present an objective view of the movement--its history, the theology associated with it, and the principles which seem to separate churches that grow from those that don't.

We Want You Here by Thom S. Rainer

We Want You Here
  • Author : Thom S. Rainer
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2018-03-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781462780907
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The message is basic but profound. We want guests to know they are welcome to the church. This book is a gift to guests to communicate that very message. Bestselling author Thom S. Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has created a tool for churches to become more hospitable through a brief, welcoming book that introduces the ministry of the local church to guests. We Want You Here is a clear and instructive message to be given to church guests. Rainer facilitates the follow up conversation that every pastor would have, if they had the opportunity. By giving away the book to guests, they are encouraged, in a non-intrusive manner, to continue to reflect on the decision to visit their church. Those churches who share We Want You Here will be able to tell their guests: • We Really Want You Here • This is Not a Place for Perfect People • We Would Like to Get to Know You • This is Where Families Grow Strong • Getting to Know the One Who Made Us • Come Make a Difference with Us • Thank You for Being Here

Didn t See It Coming by Carey Nieuwhof

Didn T See It Coming
  • Author : Carey Nieuwhof
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780735291348
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An influential pastor, podcaster, and thought leader believes it's not only possible to predict life's hardest moments, but also to alter outcomes, overcome challenges, and defeat your fiercest adversaries. Founding Pastor of one of North America's most influential churches, Carey Nieuwhof wants to help you avoid and overcome life's seven hardest and most crippling challenges: cynicism, compromise, disconnectedness, irrelevance, pride, burnout, and emptiness. These are challenges that few of us expect but that we all experience at some point. If you have yet to confront these obstacles, Carey provides clear tools and guidelines for anticipation and avoidance. On the other hand, if you already feel stuck in a painful experience or are wrestling with one of these challenges, he provides the steps you need to find a way out and a way forward into a more powerful and vibrant future.

Church Member s Handbook by Joe T. Odle

Church Member S Handbook
  • Author : Joe T. Odle
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1992-03-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433677724
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"This is a book on church membership to place in the hands of members to help them know the meaning of their membership and understand the doctrines and polity of Baptists. Chapters include The Meaning of Church Membership, The Church covenant, Christian Growth, Baptist History, Baptist Doctrine, Baptists and Other Denominations, God's Plan of Church Finance, and Baptist Churches at Work."

Membership Matters by Chuck Lawless

Membership Matters
  • Author : Chuck Lawless
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310540144
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Insights from Effective Churches on New Member Classes and AssimilationFindings from a national study to improve membershipclasses and to motivate current members into activeministryHow do churches move members—both old and new—into ministry? Many church staff and lay leaders knowthey need to start new member classes as a point of entryinto their churches but don’t know how. This book isbased on a national study of effective churches andshows how growing churches implement new memberclasses and motivate their members into ministry.Membership Matters is designed to be a guide forchurch leaders wanting to start or improve a membershipclass. It includes models for classes and examplesof resources such as church covenants, class schedules,and lesson outlines. It also gives direction on motivatinguninvolved members to participate in ministry. Onechapter chronicles an ongoing discussion among pastorsof growing churches that are effectively motivatingmembers to do ministry.

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church 3rd Edition by Mark Dever

Nine Marks Of A Healthy Church  3rd Edition
  • Author : Mark Dever
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2013-08-31
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433540011
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Now in its third edition and featuring a new foreword by New York Times best-selling author David Platt, pastor Mark Dever’s classic book is not an instruction manual for church growth. Rather, it is a wise pastor’s recommendation for how to assess the health of a church using nine crucial qualities often neglected by many of today’s congregations. Church leaders and church members alike will resonate with the principles outlined here, breathing new life and health into the church at large. In this newly revised edition, fresh arguments have been added (for example on expositional preaching, about the nature of the gospel, on complementarianism), illustrations have been updated, appendices have been changed, and cover has been improved.

A Faithful Church Member by Joel R. Beeke

A Faithful Church Member
  • Author : Joel R. Beeke
  • Publisher : EP BOOKS
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0852347774
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For an annual fee, you can be a member of your community recreational center, where you have access to its exercise equipment and swimming pool. If you choose never to visit the building, it's no problem. You can sit at home and eat ice cream all day and never get your membership revoked. So long as you pay your dues, you are a member. Similarly, you can be a member of a book club or a music club that offers great deals on books or CDs. Club mailings say you are under no obligation to buy anything; you can return a book or CD at any time and cancel your membership. In such a cultural setting, it is not surprising that membership in a local church has also become non-demanding. One congregation discovered that, on average, only 70 of its 233 members attended church worship. The church leadership is partly responsible for this easy membership by not upholding biblical standards and discipline. So are people's views of the church. Some people treat the church like a museum that preserves memories and artifacts from the past, to be revisited from time to time. Others go to church as if it were a shopping mall, where you can find programs and services that meet the needs of you or your family. Paul reminds us in Ephesians 4:10-16 that membership in the church is all about Christ. We will focus our attention on five areas of marks: Christ's Word, His person, His people, His cause, and His image. We will examine what it means to be a faithful member of the body of Christ in each of these areas in the (1) personal, (2) public, and (3) practical dimensions of our lives. Thus, we will take a look at fifteen characteristics of a faithful church member. Each section is followed by a series of Bible Study questions to enable the reader to take part actively in the text.