Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore: And How 4 Acts of Love Will Make Your Church Irresistible

Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore: And How 4 Acts of Love Will Make Your Church Irresistible

by Thom Schultz, Joani Schultz

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Overview

It's sad but true: The American church is shrinking...fast.  God-loving people are leaving in droves, and everything that attracted them in the past simply doesn't work anymore. 

Is there anything the church can do to turn the tide?

Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore reveals the truth about this steep decline, along with innovative ideas for changing the way people think about church.  Through startling statistics, compelling stories, and a surprising Jesus-based approach, you'll be stretched to redefine the way you do church.

It all begins by embracing four simple acts of love:

  • Radical hospitality
  • Fearless conversation
  • Genuine humility
  • Divine anticipation  
Far from theoretical musings, these practical acts show Jesus' love to people who crave it.  You'll see why they really work, how they're taking root in hundreds of communities around the country, and how you can help bring people back into a relationship with God.

The time for changing the church is now.  And the one who can change it is you. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764488443
Publisher: Group Publishing (CO)
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 754,341
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Thom & Joani Schultz have spent their entire adult lives serving the church and challenging the status quo. Thom is the founder and CEO of Group Publishing, a creator of innovative ministry  resources for children, youth, and adults. Joani is Group’s chief creative officer. Together they oversee Group Cares, a nonprofit organization that’s helped nearly 400,000 people serve others around the world. They’ve also written several best-selling books for church leaders, including Why Nobody Learns Much of Anything at Church. 

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 The Problem Is Worse Than You Think 11

Chapter 2 Why Aren't They Coming? 21

Chapter 3 A Bold New Experiment 47

Chapter 4 The 4 Acts of Love 65

Chapter 5 Act of Love #1: Radical Hospitality 71

Chapter 6 Practical Ways to Love With Radical Hospitality 83

Chapter 7 Act of Love #2: Fearless Conversation 97

Chapter 8 Practical Ways to Love With Fearless Conversation 115

Chapter 9 Act of Love #3: Genuine Humility 139

Chapter 10 Practical Ways to Love With Genuine Humility 155

Chapter 11 Act of Love #4: Divine Anticipation 167

Chapter 12 Practical Ways to Love With Divine Anticipation 191

Chapter 13 How to Become a Radical, Fearless, Genuine, Divine Leader 203

AfterWords: The Talk of the Town 237

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Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore: And How 4 Acts of Love Will Make Your Church Irresistible 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BB14B More than 1 year ago
I purchased the e-book because our Pastor gave us the discussion guide to use for a Wednesday evening Bible study series. The book was very informative and inspiring. However there were several places in the e-book where the material could not be read no matter how much the size of the font was increased. I believe they must have been copies of handouts that the authors use for their outreach churches. This was a small inconvenience and otherwise the book was well researched and provided useful information. The book and corresponding discussion guide is providing a desire and methods to reach out into the community more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book