After many years in full-time ministry working with hundreds of churches around the US, I feel that this book does a great job of uncovering and observing the challenges a lot of churches are facing…and why. In my work with churches, I’ve had the same sense, and it was great to have that articulated so well in this book. Now that I’m back working in the local church, this gives some welcomed insight and perspective to making sure we’re on track and effectively serving the people in our church, and reaching out to people who need Jesus. I love that the perspective is ultimately to see fully devoted disciples integrated and serving within the local church. As I’m working to put processes in place for our Worship ministry, I’m glad to have these insights as a reminder to serve the vision of our church, as well as the people serving in our ministry.
The simple revolution has begun. From the design of the iPod to the uncluttered Google home page, simple ideas are changing the world.
Simple Church clearly calls for Christians to return to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required, so to speak.
Based on case studies of four hundred American churches, authors Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove that the process for making disciples has quite often become too complex. Simple churches are thriving, and they are doing so by taking these four ideas to heart: Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus.
Each idea is examined here, simply showing why it is time to simplify.