Is it a sin to be average when God wants us to be fantastic? How do mediocre churches turn into magnificent vehicles for changing lives and communities? Rainer found 13 congregations that match his "chrysalis factor" criteria. Learn how you can apply these transforming principles to your part of the body of Christ. 272 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
In Thom Rainer's latest book, Breakout Churches, he shows you how churches that were once healthy but had stagnated in growth have broken out to become great churches impacting lives and entire communities. Breakout Churches tells the story of these churches and their pastors. And, using a statistical approach, it identifies key patterns and characteristics common to churches that experienced turnarounds.
Thom S. Rainer (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee. He was founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and, Church Growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His many books include Surprising Insights from the Unchurched, The Unexpected Journey, and Breakout Churches.
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