Transformational Church

Transformational Church Two of the worldOCOs foremost church research experts take an unprecedented qualitative look at how churches can change the culture through the transformative power of the gospel

  • Title: Transformational Church
  • Author: Ed Stetzer Thom S. Rainer
  • ISBN: 9781433671791
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Two of the worldOCOs foremost church research experts take an unprecedented qualitative look at how churches can change the culture through the transformative power of the gospel.

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    2 thoughts on “Transformational Church

    1. Ed Stetzer Thom S. Rainer Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Transformational Church book, this is one of the most wanted Ed Stetzer Thom S. Rainer author readers around the world.

    2. Transformational Church came out of the results of a survey conducted of many churches the authors considered successful or transformational. Their findings were boiled down to seven major areas in which most of the churches scored relatively high:1- missionary mentality2- vibrant leadership3- relational intentionality4- prayerful dependence5- worship6- community7- missionNotice anything missing? Something that you'd think would be #1 on any list of "must-haves" for a church? The issue that I ha [...]

    3. This is a pretty good book. But I have to give a caveat. When reading the book I didn't get a lot "practical" out of it. It goes over an outline of what the writers are getting at, it gives a lot of examples of things that can change and it dwells a lot on the writers accomplishments. However (and the book tells you that they don't plan to give "how tos") they don't help a lot on a practical level. Our church is going through this book also (well our ministerial group) and then we plan to have t [...]

    4. Good info and a lot of research to back it up. Also good for any type of church (plant, existing, traditional feel, modern, etc.) in our culture right now.

    5. Rainer and Stetzer conducted extensive research on churches that were 1) seeing converts and 2) doing a good job of discipling converts. Eschewing the traditional "budgets, bodies, and buildings" measuring sticks, they wanted to look for churches that were bringing Gospel transformation to the lives of individuals.Normally, I ignore 'church research' books like this. Perhaps I'm cynical, but I find many of them simply come to the same conclusions (have dynamic worship, relevant preaching, friend [...]

    6. When I first started listening to this audio I wasn't very impressed. I didn’t really know what it was about and thought it just was another ‘how to’ book about making your church the best! I was going to give up listening, but I decided to persevere and I’m glad I did. This isn’t a ‘how to’ book at all, so don’t buy it for that reason. Instead it’s the results of a comprehensive survey completed by Protestant churches across the States. The results are interesting, as there ar [...]

    7. A clear and succinct breakdown of what makes churches function at optimal levelsEd Stetzer came into my classes a year ago and taught through some of this material. He and Rainer are both awesome missiologists to say the least.If you are picking up this book looking for a 'how-to' book on transforming your church, look elsewhere. This is less about method and more about character in churches. Something that most overlook in their own churches.I loved the chapter on community. They authors breakd [...]

    8. This was a good diagnostic tool to evaluate whether your church is transformational or not. Some churches want to transform their people and culture. Some churches are intentional about transformation, while others desire it, but never feel the need to change anything. We should always desire transformation, both individually and as a church, but it will never happen doing the same thing over and over again. We all have weak spots in our lives and in our churches, and those weak spots need chang [...]

    9. Good book to stimulate thinking. At times, it was difficult to see how the conclusions were informed by the research, but that may be because they were trying to write a book for popular consumption and not for geeks like me. I appreciate the fact that the authors were more descriptive of Transformational Churches than prescriptive about how to make your church transformational.

    10. Tough read otherwise would have received five stars. To me it was a tough read because of all the statistics given. But once you get below that you find a lot of practical information, to turn your local church into a community of transformation.

    11. Stetzer and Rainer continue to offer practical books based on their research for local churches to use to make themselves betterd in this case churches that create opportunities for the Holy Spirit to really TRANSFORM people.

    12. It was helpful for some practical ideas in doing ministry. It seemed to rely more on statistics & trends in transformational churches then on how God is working in and through those churches.

    13. I thought that this book was worth the read and took some good points out of it. I like the heart that Ed had and has some good challenge questions and helping a person process.

    14. Very challenging and a book that inspires the reader to press on into all that God has for the church.

    15. Some good stuff, but too pragmatic for me. Also I am not a huge fan of the writing style in general.

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