Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations

Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations

by Ed Stetzer, Thom S. Rainer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433669309
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,226,701
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Ed Stetzer is vice president of research and ministry development at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds two masters and two doctoral degrees and has written dozens of articles and acclaimed books including Planting Missional Churches, Breaking the Missional Code, Comeback Churches, and Lost and Found. Ed and his wife, Donna, have three daughters and live in Nashville, Tennessee.            

Thom S. Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. Also a respected pastor and researcher, he has written more than twenty books and coauthored the No. 1 best seller Simple Church. Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons, several grandchildren, and live in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
Thom S. Rainer es el presidente y director ejecutivo de LifeWay Christian Resources, una de las mayores editoriales cristianas del mundo. También es reconocido como pastor e investigador, ha escrito más de veinte libros y es coautor del reconocido best seller Iglesia simple. Rainer y su esposa, Nellie Jo, tienen tres hijos adultos, varios nietos y viven en Nashville, Tennessee, EE.UU.

Table of Contents

1 Hope for Transformation 1

2 Change the Scorecard 23

3 Missionary Mentality 45

4 Vibrant Leadership 71

5 Relational Intentionality 99

6 Prayerful Dependence 123

7 Worship: Actively Embrace Jesus 147

8 Community: Connect People with People 173

9 Mission: Show Jesus through Word and Action 199

10 Not the Final Word 225

Appendix: Transformational Church Research Methodology 233

Notes 241

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dckenney on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Let¿s see, I have read: Comeback Churches, Planting Missional Churches, Simple Church, Breakout Churches and¿. no, I think that¿s it. I have read a lot of books by Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer. This new book, Transformational Church ¿creating a new scorecard for congregations¿ feels more like the duo¿s ¿latest album¿ than it does a brand new book.Right off, let me say that I liked it, it was a good read ¿ but in a lot of ways it seemed to take the same approach Comeback Churches did. As researchers they set perimeters and then had churches qualify based on those. Next they sent them a questionnaire and compiled the research. A Transformational Church was one that grew by 10% in five years; and had a significant number of those attending involved in some type of `small group¿ activity. Of those churches that responded the authors concluded that there were 7 key areas of focus (and you probably already know what they are):1. Mission2. Leadership3. Relation4. Prayer5. Worship6. Community7. EvangelismNow, of course I have simplified it, and the book goes into much greater detail as to how those keys play out, but that is pretty much the gist of it. All in all I read through the book pretty fast. I nodded in agreement to much of it, but didn¿t really underline anything. I would say, if you have books by these guys, you might not need to pick this up (unless you just have to subdue your new book fix, in which case I understand), but if you have not read any of their books this is certainly the one to pick up.I think the resources that come out of this study and the church diagnostic tool, the retreats and curriculum will be more of a benefit in the long run for churches, and so I will certainly watch with interest how those pan out in the coming months.
mojo_turbo More than 1 year ago
Let's see, I have read: Comeback Churches, Planting Missional Churches, Simple Church, Breakout Churches and.... no, I think that's it. I have read a lot of books by Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer. This new book, Transformational Church "creating a new scorecard for congregations" feels more like the duo's "latest album" than a brand new book. Right off, let me say that I liked it, it was a good read - but in a lot of ways it seemed to take the same approach Comeback Churches did. As researchers they set perimeters and then had churches qualify based on those. Next they sent them a questionnaire and compiled the research. A Transformational Church was one that grew by 10% in five years; and had a significant number of those attending involved in some type of 'small group' activity. Of those churches that responded the authors concluded that there were 7 key areas of focus (and you probably already know what they are): 1. Mission 2. Leadership 3. Relation 4. Prayer 5. Worship 6. Community 7. Evangelism Now, of course I have simplified it, and the book goes into much greater detail as to how those keys play out, but that is pretty much the gist of it. All in all I read through the book pretty fast. I nodded in agreement to much of it, but didn't really underline anything. I would say, if you have books by these guys, you might not need to pick this up (unless you just have to subdue your new book fix, in which case I understand), but if you have not read any of their books this is certainly the one to pick up. I think the resources that come out of this study and the church diagnostic tool, the retreats and curriculum will be more of a benefit in the long run for churches, and so I will certainly watch with interest how those pan out in the coming months.
DrMattPhD More than 1 year ago
I have read at least 100 books on the church in my ministry years. It is not a stretch to say that this book is biblical, practical and well researched. The weaving of the seven traits of transformational churches is well balanced by stories and explanations, without providing programs and 'reproducible templates' by which the cultural nuances would be lost in their reproduction. This is an excellent book and a powerful read for those who are serious about the church in the coming decade or more. Thank you for beginning the discussion and reviving hope for the church. I look forward to more on this! Transformational Church should be the first book you read this year if church health and growth are your priorities. Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer have written one of the most researched, biblical, practical and hopeful books on the church in years! ~ Dr. Matthew Smith, founder and director of Eagles In Leadership (http://EaglesInLeadership.org)