of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Shirley5 Stars Out Of 5Who Moved My Pulpit?May 31, 2017ShirleyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great 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.
Alicia5 Stars Out Of 5Quick Read, Gave it to my pastorMarch 22, 2017AliciaQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I really liked this book. I read it in a couple days. I am a pastor's admin, and she read it and loved it. She is going to give it to the senior pastor. It gave me insight into their world and also insight into the larger church body. I think it will help me be a better admin to our pastor because I will be able to help her navigate change in our church.
theChristianReviewerAge: 45-54Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Considering changes in your church? This is a must read!December 19, 2016theChristianReviewerAge: 45-54Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets 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.
Jeff4 Stars Out Of 5Insight into your pastor's worldDecember 1, 2016JeffQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I'm not a pastor but this gives insight into what my pastor has to deal with. Consider giving it to your pastor after you read it.
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Another Winner By RainerOctober 22, 2016Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The 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.