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Zondervan The American Church in Crisis: Groundbreaking Research Based on a National Database of over 200,000 Churches - eBook

Research shows that America's overall population is growing much faster than the church. Confirming hunches and exploding myths, Olson provides insight into how the church must change to reach a new and different world with the gospel. Filled with optimistic and challenging stories; enlightening data; charts; diagrams; work sheets; and discussion questions for motivated ministers and congregations.
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Date:July 1, 2008
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John Sears
As a resource book 'The American Church in Crsis' is a good foundational tool to help understand the big picture within your denomination. The book will help explain some of the policies coming out of the national bodies of the major denominations. Leaders at the local levels need to be aware of the driving forces behind those policies while they attempt to balance their local situations with the national and global situations. Mr. Olson first brings to light a great deal of statistical information and then does a good job of evaluating trends and connecting the trends to the formulation of the policies adopted by the denominations at the national and global levels. Within Part 4 'Action' the local leader may find some helpful suggestions of how they can approach their own unique situations. This book is worthwhile as a tool to understand or at least be aware of the different factors affecting the churches in our ever changing wotld.
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Date:April 29, 2008
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George H. Gardner
Loads of statistics that should cause concern among believers everywhere. More than that, this book can be a source of hope and direction for the future.
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