I Am a Church Member

I Am a Church Member


  • Release: 2013-05
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 79 page
  • ISBN: 9781433679735
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Best-selling author Thom S. Rainer (Simple Church) shows how being an effective church member has more to do with maintaining a healthy biblical attitude than it does worrying over functional issues.

I Am a Church Member

I Am a Church Member


  • Release: 2013-05-01
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 96 page
  • ISBN: 9781433679780
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Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. "I Am a Church Member" started a conversation about the attitudes and responsibilities of church members -- rather than the functional and theological issues -- that previous new member primers all but ignored. Thoughtfully expanded to book form, I Am a Church Member begins to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing without apology what is expected of those who join a body of believers. When a person's attitude is consistently biblical and healthy, matters of giving, serving, and so forth will fall into place more naturally. Six intentional chapters with study questions guide this rising discussion: 1. I Will Be a Unifying Church Member 2. I Will Not Let the Church Be About My Preferences and Desires 3. I Will Pray for My Church Leaders 4. I Will Lead My Family to Be Healthy Church Members 5. I Will Be a Functioning Member 6. I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift

I Will

I Will


  • Release: 2015-07-15
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781433687297
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Now is the time to stand up and say, “I Will!”

Becoming a Welcoming Church

Becoming a Welcoming Church


  • Release: 2018-03-01
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781462765461
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Most church members don't see their churches clearly. In almost all of Thom S. Rainer's consultations, church members perceive their church to be friendly. But as he surveyed guests, he found that the guests typically saw church members as unfriendly. The perception chasm existed because the members were indeed friendly . . . to one another. The guests felt like they crashed a private party. Bestselling author Thom Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has a game plan for churches to become more hospitable. In a format that is suitable for church members to read individually or study together, Rainer guides readers toward a practical framework for making a difference for those who visit their church. Churches may use Becoming a Welcoming Church to assess and audit where they are on a spectrum between welcoming and wanting. Additionally, churches can use the companion book We Want You Here to send guests home with a compelling vision for what pastors want every guest to know when they visit.

Church Membership

Church Membership


  • Release: 2012-04-30
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9781433532405
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Jonathan Leeman addresses the commonly asked (and often unanswered) question of, “Why should I join a church?” in a time when many are shunning the practice of organized religion. By offering a brief, straightforward explanation of what church membership is and why it’s important, Leeman gives the local church its proper due and builds a case for committing to the local body. Church Membership is a useful tool for churches to distribute en masse to new and potential members of their congregation. This volume is part of the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series. Look for upcoming, quick-read formats of the following marks of a healthy church: expositional preaching, biblical theology, the gospel, conversion, evangelism, church discipline, discipleship and growth, and church leadership.

Autopsy of a Deceased Church

Autopsy of a Deceased Church


  • Release: 2014
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 102 page
  • ISBN: 9781433683923
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Presents twelve lessons on keeping a church alive, discussing the consistent themes the author found in dying churches.

Didn t See It Coming

Didn t See It Coming


  • Release: 2018-09-04
  • Publisher: WaterBrook
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780735291348
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An influential pastor, podcaster, and thought leader believes it's not only possible to predict life's hardest moments, but also to alter outcomes, overcome challenges, and defeat your fiercest adversaries. Founding Pastor of one of North America's most influential churches, Carey Nieuwhof wants to help you avoid and overcome life's seven hardest and most crippling challenges: cynicism, compromise, disconnectedness, irrelevance, pride, burnout, and emptiness. These are challenges that few of us expect but that we all experience at some point. If you have yet to confront these obstacles, Carey provides clear tools and guidelines for anticipation and avoidance. On the other hand, if you already feel stuck in a painful experience or are wrestling with one of these challenges, he provides the steps you need to find a way out and a way forward into a more powerful and vibrant future.

The Family of God

The Family of God


  • Release: 1997-03
  • Publisher: College Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 62 page
  • ISBN: 0899007031
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LeRoy Lawson answers questions as he considers what happens when one becomes a part of the body of Christ. He discusses what it means to become involved with other believers & with the work of the church. Five part set including book.