Simple Church

Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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The simple revolution has begun. From the design of the iPod to the uncluttered Google homepage, 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 400 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.

©2006 Thom S. Rainer (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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wow

this was probably the simplest and what should be the most evident need in most churches today. truly accessing what is happening within your body is crucial for success. keeping it simple in every area truly is the key to getting more done.

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Must read book!

any person in ministry or desire to work in ministry, this book will be a true blessing not only to you but also your church. this book will provoke you to analyze your current church methods and programs. help realign your objective to a more efficient way. there is always uncomforteness in change 🙏 but press through people are worth it!

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Fantastic Philosophy - Would like more scripture

Fantastic Philosophy - Would like more scripture. This is a highly practical book. I personally would like to see more scripture in it but I understand how it goes - every book can't say everything or it will often say nothing. However, this book pairs well with DiscipleShift. The two together are very compelling.

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Phenomenal....

In a world that typically demands so much variety and opportunity, it's refreshing to hear how powerful simplicity is.

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Great philosophy!

Fact based, data driven well presented counsel to go simple rather than a convoluted ministry monstrosity.

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Biblical church strategy at it's purest

I so wish that this was required Bible college reading. We have already begun to implement this at our church and we are seeing God bless and people grow!

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Should Be Required Reading

Fabulous book on the way church structure should be. Quality and Simplicity before Fast Food Spirituality. I am buying my pastor a copy.

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Insightful

I appreciated the insight, the good sense, the Scripture, and the research bases. Hope to pursue.

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Great book, lots of great insights

I enjoyed Simple Church. I thought it did a good job of comparing older model churches with other churches to help pastors and leaders see some areas that likely need improvement. Its never easy to change but if we don't change we aren't going to last.

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Probably the best book I’ve ever listened to.

This book is hands down one of if not the best book in church structure that I’ve ever listened to. Becoming simple is not that simple, but this book breaks it down in a way that is so simple. A fresh breath in your leadership and new approach to everything related to church and ministry. An absolute MUST READ!!

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  • 05-09-17

Inspiring process for developing spiritual growth

This book takes you through a simple process to help your spiritual community focus and encourage everyone to grow.

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  • 07-02-17

Many pearls of wisdom

I listened to this as a Christian teacher who wishes to simplify my corner of the education sector. There are many crossovers between churches and Christian schools.