I am a big fan of Thom Rainer, especially his book, Simple Church.
Therefore I was excited to take advantage of this free offer.
The publisher is offering you a free electronic copy of Rainer's latest book, essential church? (you just give them your email address which gives them permission to subscribe you to their newsletter, and then you download the book - that seems to me a fair exchange)
The book addresses the question, "Why do so many young adults (18 to 22) leave the church, and what will it take to bring them back?"
The book is based on a study of one-thousand so-called "church dropouts" who were interviewed about why they left. Their answers are quite surprising, having less to do with "losing their religion" and more about the desire for a community that isn't made stale by simply maintaining the status quo.
In turn, the Rainers offer churches four concrete solutions toward making their worship community an essential part these young people's lives again:
Simplify - develop a clear structure and process for making disciples.
Deepen - provide strong biblical teaching and preaching.
Expect - let members know the need for commitment to the congregation.
Multiply - emphasize evangelism, outward focus, and starting new churches.
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