PDF FREE Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
I should write an elaborated "Review Of This Book But "of this book But timeOverall the intention f the 2 authors is solid and helpful for certain church applications One thing that these two guys do well is pushing the mandate for making disciples As it is well a mandate The American church does a horrid job Empire, War Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein of bringing this transformation tour countrymenMy major letdowns with the book are three fold1 The thinking is very well developed but the writing is painfully repetitive even in the first three chapters By the time you reach chapter six it s unbearable I can see the value in repeating information that s brand new to some The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding older folks But this goes way beyond what s necessary2 My second letdown with the book may have to do with the authors generations They do a fanatastic job in celebrating the various ways simple church can be applied broadly across the body But when it comes down to it it vastlyversimplifies the diversity in that same body and completely Must Like Kids overlooks God s designing these tensf thousands Rugrats And Rawhide of communities differentlyn purpose After reading thru their approach is good but applies a Crven Ban one size fits all approach to making churches simple Fine But there is a huge loss in individuality as under their guidance it seems churches would lose sightf the niche things they were created for3 A third thing although the Sunday church may not disappear any time soon they state in the book the worldwide bricks and mortar church is in great decline That is clear and well documented for two decades nowBut they don t seem to address why Old simplistic church models and Bride of Shadow Canyon (Bride, old mindsets seem to be the reason The younger generation wants less and less to do with a Sunday servicer any formal service regardless Temporary Bride (Silhouette Romance, of how innovative they may appear So the whole modelf inviting people to church presumably to get saved and be transformed made into disciples is horribly A Sweetheart for Jude Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow outdated and painfullyblivious The Tiny Journalist of the modern culture we all live in And by the way Jesus told us to go Not to tellthers to come to churchAh the comfort mindset Cardinal Sins (Born to Darkness, ofur peopleI m sorry for the criticisms Though these authors do a decent albeit cumbersome job in explaining the simple church approach it s almost like too little too late for Commitment our generation We need models for doing communityutside the four walls rather than new models for getting people to come to a bland and demeaning and disrespected existence Just because a simple church may appear to be thriving doesn t indicate that they re doing all they were designed to do We settle for so little it s disheartening to watchCmon people God never intended the Body Claiming The Forbidden Bride (Regency Silk Scandal, of Christ to beckon the world to tie themselves to the four wall modelThe most powerful transformation doesn t happen in the Sunday services anyway The authors even say that Sunday s aren t where real community happens Transformation not just for church goers but for the restf the world happens when the church dispersed and made themselves useful in the world not by
CAMPING OUT ON SUNDAYS OR MIDWEEKout Modern Box Set 5-8/Carrying the Sheikhs Baby/Awakening His Innocent Cinderella/The Tycoons Shock Heir/One Night with the Forbidden Princes on Sundaysr midweek God forcing them The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The Kings Elite outf their comfortable lifestyles into the needy world by sending Roman persecution Alessandros Prize on them There s a lot to be said for getting discipledn the way when you re already in motion Arsons Captive outside the church and productive in the worldOk the book is fine It s a decent read for those stuck in church especially if they lack cohesive vision and a simple strategy for discipling But it would ve been better back in the 1960 s and 70 s when churches stared to get too complicated These days I d say it s a very basic starting point Forther world focused believers and ministries simple church can help streamline your thought processes But please apply it and move The Officer And The Renegade on There s so much to do and so little time This is a book I struggled with Overall I love the general ideaf the book simplifying the ministry The Guardian of the church to effectively disciple people in their Christian walks But. No bellsr whistles reuired With insights based Turning the Good Girl Bad on case studiesf400 American churches Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove the disciple making process is ften too complex Simple churches thrive by taking four ideas to heartClarity Movement Alignment Focus Simple. ,
All good thanks If you are in ministry and wonder "why your church is not growing then here is as good a place to start as anyI " your church is not growing then here is as good a place to start as anyI read it and now I have to do something about it True f any great book This is brilliant book but very frustrating if you are not a church leader Ravished by Desire or is a position to do anything about it I ve read the 3r 4 chapters so far but gave up as I m not a church leader and not currently in a position to influence the leadership There are many good things in "it worth considering and implementingIf you re a church leader read this I "worth considering and implementingIf you re a church leader read this I t think you ll be disappointed I was given this book by a mentor A Call To Joy of mine someone who leads a big church in UK standards after I asked him to recommend me some books that have shaped his thinking and affected him within ministry for the positivef the church he runsThis book is packed full Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai of wisdom and research that willpen your eyes up to the effect a simple church structure will have The Australians Convenient Bride/The Millionaires Marriage Claim over a complicated church structure and how soften we think to do we need to do when in this day and age to do we need to do less effectivelyI ve you run a church pastor a church The Bridesmaids Proposal or want to get involved in church leadership at some point in your life this will have been a fantastic book to have gone through easy to read understandable and with a few fun momentsWell worth the few pounds it will cost you to learn a few life lessons we all need Rather American wellf course it is American Simple is perfect however and having been in Church leadership teams Delaceys Angel (Regency Series, on andff for the last 20 yrs I can see the need to cut down Miss Prims Greek Island Fling on all the jobs and meetings which seem to satisfy at least half the membership If they rush about being active doing charity stuff looking SO busy meetings to collect money for preserving buildings etc they can feel they are doing God s work without stopping to listen to God What is He really asking us to be do Stop look listen and in the peace and space the answer will dawn effortlesslyChurch is The People who live in the Faith with God in their hearts Christianity is not just a religion it is just that a FaithWhat this book does is help clarify what is important and what mere dross and prevarication This is a great book to help Church leaders minimize ministry clutter which gets in the wayf doing what One More Lie only churches can do This book helps congregations stop being a social entertainment club and to focusn why we are here to make spiritual impacts It was really fun to read too with t if you need this kind Relentless (In Too Deep of book this is a great book if you re looking for entertainment this is not the book for you its research results that are applicable to certain situations But if your church is looking for help in gettingrganized to reach people this can be an effective tool I liked it and will keep it around to refer to Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze often The information shared in this book could certainly be used in everyday life not just in a church setting Ideas for focusing your church ministry Not necessary to dump everything Just glean the best ideas that will fit your church and focusn what things are most important Stop trying to do everything especially things that drain resources without fulfilling your mission and purposes This is another great book by Thom Rainer I am a new comer functioning as Associate Pastor at a church that fits the description Cracking the Coding Interview of both the Simple Church andf a Break Out Church see Rainer s book Hidden Potential on the subject The senior pastor has been at the church forver 20 years and when I arrived I was excited to share with him that I believed the church fit the description Gravity Is the Thing of a breakut church Then I read Simple Church actually listened to it Contract Law Directions on Audible and told the pastor about how the church fit the description The pastor said that he had taken the congregation through that book and that they really enjoyed it The insights and principles shared in this book work I see it everyday at Mt Calvary. The simple revolution is here From thedesignf Apple productsto Googles uncluttered homepage simple ideas are changing the worldNow in paperback multi awarded #1 national bestseller Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel sharing methods f Jesus.