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Effective Evangelistic Churches: Successful Churches Reveal What Works and What Doesn't Paperback – July 15, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (July 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805454020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805454024
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #601,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thom S. Rainer (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee. He was founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His many books include Transformational Church, Essential Church, and Simple Church.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert Wynkoop on July 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
Every pastor who cares about evangelism should read this book. By far it is the most comprehensive book on how to grow a church I have read. The author surveyed and interviewed the pastors of over 500 churches to determine what works, and what doesnt work. Rainer doesnt waste our time, but starts off by documenting ten surprises he uncovered about effective evangelistic churches. In a nutshell, much of what has been promulgated by the church growth moment is wrong. Such things as event evangelism, revivals, and traditional outreach programs are still very effective, whereas some of the newly touted methodologies such as weekday ministries (childcare, MOPS, etc) are not. The two chapters that I appreciated the most were Chapter 5 (The Sunday School Factor) and Chapter 11 (Miscellaneous Matters and Important Lessons). In them I learned that Sunday is not dead (once again, contrary to the mantra of many church growth experts) and that pastoral leadership is essential if a church is going to be evangelistically effective and that leadership cannot be delegated.
Right off the bat, Rainer addresses the methodology issue. Most pastors, myself included, were or are looking for the magic bullet, the one methodology that will change our churches. The author points out that methodology is secondary to intentionality. Just about any methodology will work if diligently pursued.
There are some weaknesses. How in the world can a church with under 100 in attendance be considered evangelistically effective? Sure they may baptize twenty-six people in a given year, but if they continued this for more than one year their attendance would increase to over 100. Perhaps these small churches have evangelistic effective pastors.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
Another winner by Dr. Rainer. He explores the importance of preaching, prayer, Sunday school, and other elements of Church life. Written in an easy and quick to read style, the busy pastor will enjoy this book. It will give the minister of Christ a sea of information to help repair, renew, or begin a focus that will lead to a more effective Church.
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By Roberta F. Varner on June 10, 2014
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I got this book for a friend who needed it for a class. I haven't read it but she though it good.
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