1. Who Moved My Pulpit? Leading Change in the Church
    Thom S. Rainer
    B&H Books / 2016 / Hardcover
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  1. pastor2519
    West Point, UT
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Are you trying to move your pulpit
    May 25, 2016
    pastor2519
    West Point, UT
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I promise I have never talked with Thom Rainer. He has never interviewed me, yet several of the stories in his powerful new book Who Moved My Pulpit Leading Change in the Church (B&H Publishing Group, 2016) sounded familiar. He talked about people I know. He described scenarios that I've been involved with over many years, in churches, and in secular organizations. And he did it in simple language that can be understood with having studied Biblical languages and Systematic Theology.

    This is a book for pastors, and for church leaders. It's based on years of experience as a church consultant and researcher. Rainer references Scripture, and encourages prayer.

    To lead change you have to understand change, and be fully aware that almost half of any mixed group, for whatever reason, are going to resist change: some vehemently. A smaller percentage are going to embrace change, a few eagerly, and others when they hear the reasons, and then there are those who tend to follow whichever side seems to be winning.

    Rainer uses stories of things that he has personal knowledge of, and shows how different scenarios might or might not work. And offers suggestions for what the next steps that need to be taken might be. Although anyone in a leadership position might find it easier than not to focus on the trouble makers, the squeaky wheels; it's important to remember that there are so many people in our churches that do love their pastor, and want to help him, not just make his life miserable.

    But just like a shepherd likes his sheep, the church leader is called to love everyone in his flock, not just the ones that are always there to help, and never talk back.

    And speaking of called, being a pastor is a calling. There's no other reason why anyone would stay for very long!

    Although I would have gladly bought this book, I received a copy of from the publisher for being on the launch team.

    5/5

  2. Jimmy Reagan
    Leesville, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another Winner By Rainer
    October 22, 2016
    Jimmy Reagan
    Leesville, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The subtitle Leading Change In The Church says it all. Rainer is the premier expert on church change as he has exclusively given his life over to helping with local church issues. Its the same size as his popular I Am a Church Member, but this time he aims specifically at those who are actively trying to change churches from a dying model.

    Dont confuse this book with those telling you to change to a specific new model. He only reminds us of our stated mission of reaching people and assumes pastors will seek the Lord about the specific changes needed to bring that out. He focuses on dealing with the inevitable resistance that will be found in most established churches to change.

    He reminds us that no matter how needed change may be, change can be badly mismanaged and doomed to failure. The bulk of the book is 8 elements of implementing change. These elements have been beaten out on the anvil of hard experience and seem incredibly wise.

    Rainer is a man easy to appreciate. There is a humility and real concern that pervades his writings. He instructs without a heavy hand and seems to be genuinely rooting for you on these pages.

    As a pastor, I found real instruction in this volume. Its another winner from Rainers pen.

    I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
  3. theChristianReviewer
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Considering changes in your church? This is a must read!
    December 19, 2016
    theChristianReviewer
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "Who Moved My Pulpit?" is a very engaging book to read. Mr. Rainer covers the different stages that should be covered when making changes within a church. Too often, changes are made too quickly, resulting in resentment, resistance or people leaving the church. This book has such wisdom regarding how to more effectively make changes in a manner that has less resistance and ultimately will give glory to God. Most of our churches in America are in dire need of change as they are becoming emaciated. We need change to happen so we will be more outward focused rather than inward focused. Thom does an amazing job covering this, and I would highly recommend this book to any church leaders or anyone that is interested in helping to change our churches for God's glory. I received a copy of this book in exchange for this review from B&H Publishing and all opinions are my own.
  4. Shirley
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Who Moved My Pulpit?
    May 31, 2017
    Shirley
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Great book! We're in the midst of change in our church, and I could see us here. We've done some things already, and I pray we can implement the remainder.
  5. Russo
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Who Moved My Pulpit?
    October 3, 2016
    Russo
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This book has benefited me in a tremendous way of recognizing church change challenges. Structured in such a manner where training for church leadership can effectively and proficiently make appropriate changes..
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