Healthy churches are one of the greatest needs in the church today.
Too often churches are held back from their potential because of a lack of leadership, misplaced vision, or a tendency for members within the church to talk past one another.
Over the last several years, Dr. Thom S. Rainer has written several books to help churches move past hurdles that are often placed in front of them. Dr. Rainer seeks to help churches and their leaders identify key areas of struggle and turn them into opportunities for growth. From his constant engagement with pastors and other leaders, Dr. Rainer continues to increase in his passion to see healthy churches grow.
Four of Dr. Rainer’s titles that every church leader needs to read to build healthy churches are below.
Autopsy of a Deceased Church
In Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Dr. Rainer explores twelve key themes that become apparent when churches die. Over twenty-five years of ministry experience, Dr. Rainer has helped many dying churches. These lessons learned through real-time ministry will equip you to diagnose your church’s health and develop a plan of action to help.
Who Moved My Pulpit?
Change in the church almost always leads to contention. In Who Moved My Pulpit?, Dr. Thom S.Rainer explores change in the church: where it’s coming from, why it’s happening, and how you’re supposed to follow God through it. We live within a rapidly changing culture, and the church must be able to change methodologies and approaches to match.
With co-author Eric Geiger, Dr. Rainer showcases how churches that simplify their approach to ministry thrive through four ideas: clarity, movement, alignment, and focus. Simple ministry is effective ministry, and Simple Church will help you build a plan to get there.
Written with his son Jess, The Millennials explores how to understand and to reach the largest and most influential generation in America. The Millennials is based on 1200 interviews with those born between the early ‘80s and the early 2000s that aim to better understand them personally, professionally, and spiritually. Chapters report intriguing how-and-why findings on family matters, their desire for diversity, attitudes toward money, the media, the environment, and perhaps most telling, religion.
These crucial titles for leaders will help build strategies and plans for healthy churches. Because Lifeway loves the church and wants to see it flourish, Lifeway.com is offering four of Dr. Rainer’s key titles for healthy churches—Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Who Moved My Pulpit?, Simple Church, and The Millennials—for $30, plus free shipping. Our hope is that you will use this promotion to walk through these books with your teams. (Only available for a limited time.)