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eBook The Book of Church Growth: History, Theology, and Principles epub
  • ISBN: 0805411577
  • Author: Thom S. Rainer
  • Genre: Christians
  • Subcategory: Churches & Church Leadership
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Baptist Sunday School Board (July 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 351 pages
  • ePUB size: 1462 kb
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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.

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.
Comments: (6)
Mash
This is a theologically solid, albeit basic, survey of church growth principles. At nearly twenty years of age, the book has become dated in places, yet many principles still apply. In some cases, Rainer was prophetic, anticipating what church life would be like in the 21st century.

BCG is divided into three primary sections. The first covers the history of the church growth movement. For those already familiar with that history, there is not much here that is new. This was the least helpful part of the book. It could have been more concise.

The second section covers a theology of church growth. Rainer takes each of the major areas of systematic theology--bibliology, pneumatology, soteriology, etc.--and relates them to church growth. What I liked about this approach is that it provides an opportunity to correct one of the perennial complaints about the church growth movement: the lack of a robust biblical foundation. The problem with this section, however, is that it spends most of the time rehearsing the biblical doctrine and only gives a few bullet points at the end of each chapter that relate to church growth. And the summaries of the doctrines were very basic, as if written for a Bible college classroom. Someone with seminary training may find these chapters tedious.

The third section was the best (and also the longest). 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. He quotes extensively from these authors, and many of the best ideas are often theirs. But he has done us a service in bringing all of these together into a "one-stop shop."

Other minor critiques: (1) BCG feels like a college textbook. (2) There is a subtle pro-Southern Baptist bias that surfaces at times, but not so much that it offends. (3) The bibliographies are now 20+ years old.

For someone looking for an introduction to the church growth movement, with a solid biblical base, this may serve that purpose, albeit in an unexciting and dated way.
Rasmus
Ranier does the church a favor when he pulls together in this volume the history, theology and principles of the movement. After each chapter is additional suggested reading list.
One can easily and concisely in this work see the development and emphases of this movement. Now somewhat outdated (1993 publication), nevertheless the info here presented is worthwhile to those desiring to pursue the topic.
The far stronger and longer section is principles, interestingly enough set apart from the theology. Here one can see the focus of the movement. Questionable theology can only lead to suspect principles and application.
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This is a good overview of the subject of Church Growth. It does not have as much detail in each area as I would like to have but it does do a good job of covering a braod range of subjects in the field.
Zolorn
Shows different ways to grow a church, not really interesting to anyone not aspiring to be a mega pastor...according to son
Zulurr
Book was fine. I did not do the work in the class so bad grade earned but that was not the books fault.
Mr_TrOlOlO
Nice condition
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