of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
David FrasureSouth Lebanon, OhioAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5great short read on revitalizationMarch 5, 2020David FrasureSouth Lebanon, OhioAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I bought this for our church leadership retreat. It was easy to read and comprehend, the price was right, and it was perfect for our setting. Leaders of small and mid-size churches that want tp move in the right direction will get the most from this book.
Pastor M5 Stars Out Of 5Good Read - Practical, encouraging, and challengingJuly 23, 2019Pastor MQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A good, quick read. Rainer provides encouragement to churches struggling against any mega-church wannabe desires. He challenges and provides a practical approach to becoming a scrappy church! Good for pastors, lay leaders, and anyone in your congregation.
SusanEnglandAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent read, exciting news.April 26, 2019SusanEnglandAge: 55-65Gender: femaleThis book is a treasure for small churches praying that one day they'll be even bigger than their neighbours.
It's given our Church valuable encouragement to keep moving forward, and making Jesus love known in the community.
Academy2525 Stars Out Of 5Excellent small church resource!April 5, 2019Academy252Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is extremely practical and encouraging to just such a church as ours. It is not designed for the megachurch mentality but, rather, for the small church that just wants to reach those in the neighborhoods around them. Believe me, the neighborhood around us will keep our church challenged for years to come. There is enough work in most little neighborhoods for several churches to have effect outreach.
He addresses three major areas of focus and then elaborates on each one throughout the book. I love his books they are logically written and he thoroughly explains each point while still keeping it concise and easy to read quickly. He breaks it down into
Outward focus or deluge into the community
Becoming a more welcoming church
Becoming a church that closes it's back door
If you are a small church who has hit a big bump in the road this book is for you! Rainer shares his wisdom for the small churches (of which there are many more in comparison to megachurches) and gives very practical easily applicable advice. It is not formulaic but he comes alongside and mentors pastors and churches so they can make a difference for the Kingdom of God right where they live.
MichaelIndian Trail, NCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Scrappy ChurchFebruary 10, 2019MichaelIndian Trail, NCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Scrappy Church" is a good and quick read on who refuse to give up and believe that God wants to do great and mighty things through their church. Just over 100 pages, the book addresses many issues on the topic, including:
1. 6 types of transitions successful scrappy churches made.
2. Characteristics of a scrappy church.
3. Major themes of the criticism leaders of scrappy churches encountered.
4. Why so many churches struggle with growing outside themselves.
5. 4 components of a sustained outward focus a church must have to continue growing.
6. 10 common issues first time quests have when visiting a church.
7. Types of positive changes scrappy churches made when welcoming visitors.
8. 4 things churches can do to keep people leaving the church as fast as when they join a church.
Well-written, full of good practical insights, and a brief read, the title is an excellent resource for any church that wants to stay alive and grow in a day when many churches are dying and closing. Will be a helpful future reference.
I was given a review copy by B&H Publishing in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.