The author of Simple Church has returned with a kind of follow up in Transformational Church
Thom Rainer has been conducting church surveys for a number of years. They aren't interested in created the outcome, they want to find churches that are transforming lives and share how they are doing the work.
This is not a book for cookie-cutter ministry. In fact, the authors state that every church that was deemed "Transformational" did ministry different. So you shouldn't read this book intending to copy the successes of the named ministries.
With the decline in Christianity in America, Rainer and Stetzer wanted to provide hope that our churches can still be agents of Christ. They begin with a chapter on that hope.
Then they discuss the idea of changing how we measure healthy, successful churches. No longer should we just count the number of people in the pews and baptisms. How do you measure life change?
Churches should have a missionary mentality, vibrant leadership, intentional relationships and prayerful dependence.
You will find a breath of fresh grace in these pages. You will find encouragement and, hopefully, will give you a jump-start to impacting your community.
I don't know if Rainer can write a lacking book.
This book was provided for review by B&H Books.