WHAT PEOPLE EXPECT FROM THE CHURCH: Why Meeting the needs of people is more important than church meetings by Robert Randall. R. Randall demonstrates that people have four basic yearnings: to be understood, to understand, to belong, and to hope. He believes that the church is in a survival mode at present because it focuses too much on maintaining structures and programs-and not enough on meeting the relational yearnings that bind together a worshiping community. He shows leaders how to address these relational yearnings so that the Christian congregation may be reestablished and healed. Robert L. Randall, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at St. Peter's Church of Christ in Elmhurst, IL. He is also the author of 3 previous books and frequent contributor to professional ministry journals including Christian Minstry.
Robert L. Randall is a licensed clinical psychologist in full-time practice and ordained minister at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Elmhurst, Illinois. His articles have been published in the Journal of Pastoral Care, Journal of Religion and Health, and The Christian Century, among others.
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