Brett's Reviews > Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples

Simple Church by Thom S. Rainer
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Oct 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: church, church-planting, ministry, leadership
Read in October, 2011

Programs, programs, programs! So many churches suffer from program overload – programs that often compete with one another for limited resources (money, staff, time, etc.) and that often are not in synch with the church’s mission. Rainer and Greigor’s research indicates that full-service churches (a church with a program for everything) are not nearly as effective as simple churches – churches that can identify a clear discipleship process and only utilize programs that move church members along that process. Most churches need fewer programs and more clarity and focus around those programs they retain. Rainer and Greigor help church leaders cut through the buzz of the latest programming trends and narrow in on the church’s purpose: making disciples. Very helpful. A-

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