Here Rainer begins to explicate key church growth principles. Ranier does the church a favor when he pulls together in this volume the history, theology and principles of the movement.
Here Rainer begins to explicate key church growth principles. The chapters on prayer, worship and planning were especially good and timeless. My biggest critique of the book is that it is not particularly original but rather derivative. In each chapter, Rainer leans on one or two writers in the church growth movement, such as McGavran, Barna and especially Wagner, or theologians like Erickson and Enns. One can easily and concisely in this work see the development and emphases of this movement.
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ville: Abingdon, 1991);Thomas G. Long, Preaching The preacher must disclose the power of guilt and. the Literary Forms of the Bible (Philadelphia: healing, then lead the hearers to healing which the. Fortress, 1989); and, Dennis T. Olson, "Rediscover- gospel can bring by overcoming that guilt.
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 to separate churches that grow from those that don't. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Part I The History of the Church Growth Movement. 1. The History of the Church Growth Movement. 2. Forerunners of Church Growth. 3. A Movement Is Born, 1955-1970.
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Book of Church Growth: History, Theology, & Principles. In Thom Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. 0805418725 (ISBN13: 9780805418729). Prior to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Divinity and P. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Church growth and evangelism in the book of acts. THOM S. RAINER Green Valley Baptist Church. Church growth writers refer to Acts rather consistently to support their theology and practice, but no detailed work has come from the movement. Birmingham, AL 35226. 2 Most evangelistic works approach Acts from a theological perspective, building a bibli-cal apologia for the mandate of evangelism: "Evangelism. must find orientation in the Bible. A return to the principles and prac-tices unfolded in the Book of Acts is the only reliable answer. It would appear that evangelism in Acts has been viewed as one of several facets to be studied. 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 to separate churches that grow from those that don’t. 9780805418729, Thom Rainer, B&H Publishing Group. Purchase: LifeWay, LifeWay eReader.
The Book of Church Growth: history, theology, and principles. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press.
He is the author of several best selling books, including I Am a Church Member, named a CBA Best Seller (2013–2014) and Monthly Best Seller (2013–2015). It was also recognized as a Monthly Best Seller (2013–2015), a Gold Medallion Award winner (2015), and a Platinum Book Award winner (2016) by the Evangelical. The Book of Church Growth: history, theology, and principles.