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
The time for changing the church is now. And the one who can change it is you.
|Publisher:||Group Publishing (CO)|
|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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.