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Thom S. Rainer is president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies worldwide, and the best-selling coauthor of Simple Church. Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons and live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sam S. Rainer is a senior pastor, writer, and the president and CEO of Rainer Research. He also blogs and writes a column for Outreach magazine and lives with his wife, Erin, in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.
This work has provided a great deal of insight from an honest perspective.
Too many books today discuss the issue but this one also offers concrete solutions to help the church slow the great exit of youth out the back door of the church.
If a local church were to respond to the strategies in this book, it could not help but increase it's retention rate of the next generation.
If you are looking for statistics on people leaving the church, this book has more than you will ever need. Read morePublished 2 months ago by adam
It is no secret the church is losing young people. Many 18-22 year olds are choosing to leave the church. Why? Read morePublished 3 months ago by Theron St.John
Informative. Helpful. Perhaps not all the statistics reported helped the authors' cases in some instances, but on the whole this book is useful for any who want to make their... Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Matthew Carver
I am a member of a non-essential church. I loved my clutching this book has called us out. We cannot reach out to the unchurched if we have nothing to offerPublished 16 months ago by YOUTHGUY
This book covers a variety of information which would be helpful to congregations in recruiting younger members and/or keeping their youth interested in a life-time commitmentPublished on March 22, 2013 by Nancy M S
An easy read, but a necessary read for all pastors. Some great formative ideas for philosophy of ministry. Buy the book for your staff and yourself.Published on February 18, 2013 by Jonathan Trees
I use this book when I lecture on Stewardship and do a Strategic Planning Session. It is very handy and I suggest it to the assembled group.Published on January 16, 2013 by G P Vourvoulias Jr
We had to read this as part of our church staff book studies. There are a lot of statistics that aren't fun but it does put a good perspective on the fact that people don't take... Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by C
This work has provided a great deal of insight from an honest perspective. The authors are upfront about the fact that this is not a get big quick scheme, rather it is a process of... Read morePublished on September 14, 2012 by Daniel Atondo