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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.
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 4 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 12 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 21 months ago 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 22 months ago 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 23 months ago 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
This book is full of great research data concerning the next generation. It not only fully exposes the problem of teen dropouts from the church, it also debunks many of the myths... Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by David
this book really challenged me to rethink a lot of what I do and why I do it. I would recommend it to all Pastors and leaders that want to be challenged to do a better job of... Read morePublished on November 10, 2011 by Pastor