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Autopsy of a Deceased Church

Author(s): Rainer, Thom S.

Language: English
  Thom Rainer uses his twenty-five years of experience helping churches grow and reverse the trends of decline to expose twelve lessons on how to keep your church alive!
 
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Book Best Practices from America's Best Churches

Author(s): Wilkes, Paul; Minchin, Marty

Language: English
  Coming from churches ranging from a few dozen to thousands of members, leaders shared their hands-on, effective strategies to reach and serve and increasing complex and diverse group of spiritual seekers--The American people.
 
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Breakout Churches

Author(s): Rainer, Thom S.

Language: English
  What does it take for your church to break out of mediocrity? In search of answers, Thom Rainer and his research team conducted a landmark study on the church. Unfolding the findings of that study, Breakout Churches furnishes both principles and examples to show how you as a pastor or church leader can help your church break out of the status quo into unprecedented fruitfulness.
 
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Church Growth... It Is Possible!

Author(s): Heward-Mills, Dag

Language: English
  We know that church growth is elusive and difficult to achieve. All pastors wish their churches would grow. As the words and anointing of this book find their way into your heart, you will experience the church growth you have been praying for.
 
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Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish

Author(s): Mallon, James

Language: English
  An engaging guide for parishes seeking to cultivate communities of discipleship and vibrant and dynamic faith communities.
 
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Book Excellent Catholic Parishes : The Guide to Best Places and Practices

Author(s): Wilkes, Paul

Language: English
  We all know that Catholics hop from parish to parish these days. What are they looking for? What are they seeking? Author lays out clearly his criteria for a successful parish in this post-Vatican II era.
 
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From Maintenance to Mission

Author(s): Rivers, Robert S.

Language: English
  Evangelization, contrary to what many people believe, is not just a Protestant concern; in fact, it is Catholic to the core. In this practical, approachable work he suggests that the Catholic parish is a wonderful setting to carry out the evangelizing work of the church. He makes the case that evangelization holds the key to the future of the church because it was in fact the centerpiece of post-Vatican Council reform.
 
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Book Fusion

Author(s): Searcy, Nelson

Language: English
  Turning first-time guests into fully-engaged members of your church. Creating an environment that both embraces our newcomers and excites them enough to return does not happen by chance. We must be prepared to be effective stewards of those God brings us. Engaging, informative, and immediately applicable, here is help for setting newcomers on the path toward true life transformation and spiritual maturity.
 
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How to Break Growth Barriers

Author(s): George, Carl F.; Bird, Warren

Language: English
  Proven strategies for effectively breaking through barriers to church growth, including the important but often difficult task of delegation of authority and work.
 
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Rebuilt: The Story of a Catholic Parish

Author(s): White, Michael; Corcoran, Tom

Language: English
  Drawing on a the wisdom gleaned from thriving megachurches and innovative businesse leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic heart of Catholic faith, Fr. Micheal White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story of how they brough their parish back to life.
 
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Simple Church

Author(s): Rainer, Thom S.; Geiger, Eric

Language: English
  Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required. With insights based on case studies of 400 American churches, Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove the disciple-making process is often too complex. Simple churches thrive by taking four ideas to heart: Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus. Simple Church examines each idea, clearly showing why it is time to simplify.
 
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Sticky Church

Author(s): Osborne, Larry

Language: English
  The greatest challenge facing most churches today isn't getting people through the front door—it's keeping them from leaving through the back door. In his new book, Larry Osborne reveals what it takes to cultivate a “sticky” church and reveals the strategy of sermon-based small groups to retain members while leading your church into even deeper levels of discipleship.
 
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Successful Home Cell Groups

Author(s): Cho, Paul Yonggi

Language: English
  Paul Yonggi Cho describes his church as both the smallest and the largest in the world. The plan of home cell groups developed there has brought about not only phenomenal growth, but also intimate fellowship and involvement. He details everything you need to know to make home cell groups work.
 
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The Divine Renovation Group Reading Guide

Author(s): Huesbsch, Bill

Language: English
  Engaging and easy to use study guide that will help to apply the principles and ideas outlined in Fr. Mallon's book: Divine Renovation to your own parish.
 
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Book The Meaning of Sunday

Author(s): Thiessen, Joel

Language: English
  Exploring the meanings and motivations behind people’s religious beliefs and behaviours, the book features discussions with three groups of people: those who attend religious services weekly, those who attend services mainly for religious holidays and rites of passage, and those who do not identify with any religious group and never attend religious services.
 
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Book The Total Parish Manual

Author(s): Bausch, William

Language: English
  Offers the complete "how-to-guide" for parishes to fulfill their mission to their members. This book deals with topics including the sacraments, the liturgical year, organizations, small faith communities, and many other parish activities.
 
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Tools for Rebuilding: 75 Really, Really Practical Ways to make Your Parish a Better Place

Author(s): White Michael; Corcoran, Tom

Language: English
  Seventy-five proven tactics for buiding a better catholic parish. The first volume is called: Rebuilt.
 
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Book User Friendly Churches

Author(s): Barna, George

Language: English
  Growing churches remain centered on the Bible and committed to spiritual purity. These creative, adventurous churches are consistently attracting people. As you understand the principles that make these churches effective, you'll be better able to develop your own strategies for reaching people through your unique ministry.
 
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Croissance de l'église ... c'est possible !

Author(s): Heward-Mills, Dag

Language: French
  Nous savons que la croissance de l'église est difficile à définir et à atteindre. Tous les pasteurs souhaitent que leurs églises se développent. Alors que les mots et l'onction de ce livre se fraieront un chemin vers votre cśur, vous ferez l’expérience de la croissance de l'église pour laquelle vous avez prié.
 
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L'Église une passion une vision

Author(s): Warren, Rick

Language: French
  Chaque église est motivée ou dirigée par quelque chose. Rick Warren affirme que pour être en bonne santé, une église doit devenir motivée et dirigée par la passion et la vision, édifiée sur les cinq desseins donnés à l’église par Jésus dans le Nouveau Testament: la communion fraternelle, l’engagement, l’adoration, le ministère et l’évangélisation. Dans ce livre révolutionnaire, vous apprendrez les secrets de l’église baptiste dont la croissance a été la plus rapide dans l’histoire des États-Unis. Découvrez au travers de ces pages les idées pratiques ainsi que les principes utiles que Rick Warren a déjà enseigné à plus de 22000 pasteurs et leaders venant de soixante dénominations et quarante-deux pays différents.
 
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La Méga église

Author(s): Heward-Mills, Dag

Language: French
  Le cri du coeur de Dieu est que le monde soit sauvé et que Sa maison soit remplie! C'est de cette révélation qu'est né cet ouvrage de l'évêque Dag Heward-Mills, pasteur d'une des plus grandes églises au Ghana. Votre église et votre ministère ne seront plus jamais les mêmes une fois que vous aurez lu ce livre stimulant !
 
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Rebuilt, histoire d'une paroisse reconstruite

Author(s): Corcoran, Tom; White, Michael

Language: French
  Dans ce livre accessible à tous, les auteurs portent un regard audaciuex sur les difficultés rencontrées au sein de la paroisse. Alternance de témoignanges personnels et d'analysese des événements, Rebuilt est un véritable outil pour évaluer sa propre situation paroissiale et pour la renouveler.
 
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