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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (71 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thom Rainer Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Why do so many young adults (18 to 22) leave the church, and what will it take to bring them back?

This important question is examined and duly answered in Essential Church?, a follow-up to Thom S. Rainer's best-selling Simple Church co-written with his son, research expert Sam Rainer.

The book is based on a study of 1,000 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 of 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. Download and start listening now!

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    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela | 2/22/2013

      " great - discusses why young people are leaving the church and what to do about it "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eric Hoff | 7/3/2012

      " Decent read. Not earth shattering, but ok. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeff Noble | 8/4/2011

      " Essential Church?: Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts by Thom S. Rainer/ Sam S. Rainer (?) "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Giancarlo Montemayor | 7/19/2011

      " I am not a fan of church statistics. Honestly, the book could be summarized in 5 pages. "

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