5 Stars Out Of 5
Book Review: The Other 80 Percent
August 29, 2011
Ministry Design Coach
Book Review: The Other 80 Percent: Turning Your Church's spectators into Active Participants by Scott Thumma and Warren Bird
The authors invested a good bit of time interviewing focus groups and church leaders from twelve churches and then analyzing the results. Their overall task as they met with each church was to ask several questions: Why do people choose their church? How do they get involved in their church? How do they grow spiritually in their church? What they learned was not what they expected and they share their discoveries with us along with the results from several other national research projects. They provide us with the need, the reasons for the problem, the research and finally helpful suggestions for engaging your congregation in your mission and their spiritual growth. I believe you will find the book encouraging, instructive and challenging.