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Right Questions for Church Leaders, Volume 3

By Lovett Weems

“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.” These two sentences introduce one of the most popular features in each issue of Leading Ideas, the online newsletter of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership Read the rest

Right Questions for Church Leaders, Volume 1

By Lovett Weems

“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.” These two sentences introduce one of the most popular features in each issue of Leading Ideas, the online newsletter of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership Read the rest

Right Questions for Church Leaders, Volume 2

By Lovett Weems

“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.” These two sentences introduce one of the most popular features in each issue of “Leading Ideas,” the online newsletter of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership Read the rest

Shift: Helping Congregations Back Into the Game of Effective Ministry

By Phil Maynard

An exploration of 5 key shifts congregations must make to become vital, effective, and fruitful: 1. From Fellowship to Hospitality, 2. From Worship as an Event to Worship as a Lifestyle, 3. From Membership to Discipleship, 4. Read the rest

THE CHURCH: Why Bother?: The Nature, Purpose, & Functions of the Local Church

By Jeffrey D. Johnson and Richard P. Belcher

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE AND MISSION OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST?

“Since Christ loved the church enough to die for her, every believer ought to share that passion. Jeffrey Johnson clearly Read the rest

The High Definition Leader: Building Multiethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World

By Derwin L. Gray

The United States is know as the “Great Melting Pot,” yet a survey of our churches on Sunday Morning would reveal a noticeably different portrait of our ethnic make-up. Every facet of American culture is multi-ethnic. Read the rest

God’s Unwelcome Recovery: Why the New Establishment Wants to Proclaim the Death of Faith in the UK

By Sean Oliver-Dee

“Sean Oliver-Dee is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Regents Park College, University of Oxford and the interreligious advisor for the diocese of Peterborough. He is also associate researcher for … Read the rest

Effective Evangelistic Churches

By Thom Rainer

Part research project, part detective story, this book presents results from the most comprehensive study of successful churches in history. These 586 churches across America all excel in winning new souls for Christ, and have a remarkable Read the rest

High Expectations

By Thom Rainer

For over a quarter of a century the problem of losing church members has progressively increased. Today the situation is so bad that less than one-third of the members in some churches attend worship services. Church leaders Read the rest

The Book of Church Growth

By Thom Rainer

The Church Growth Movement has divided devout Christians. Even though Rainer is an advocate, his aim here is to present an objective view of the movement–its history, the theology associated with it, and the principles which seem Read the rest