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B & H Publishing Group The Incredible Shrinking Church

Writing from personal experience, Southern Baptist Convention President, Frank Page offers practical advice on how to put declining congregations back on the path to growth. Discover how to approach your situation with faith rather than fear; embrace the inevitability of change; build the right leadership team; learn from other turnaround churches; and reach out from comfort zones to your community. 160 pages, softcover
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Date:September 3, 2008
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Edgar Bork
I have mixed feelings about this book. While Dr. Page and Mr. Perry have put together a very readable and understandable presentation, I did not personally get a clear idea of where our church should go. Granted, each church is under different parameters, but the book's mixed bag of isolated success stories and helpful catch phrases left me unsatisfied.Don't get me wrong, the book is definately worth buying/reading if just to spark some flames into a smouldering congregational philosophy. Just don't expect a "silver bullet" from their wisdom (I don't think there IS a one-bullet-fits-all soution).Also, expect some of their advice to seem counter-intuitive... such as "raising the bar for church membership..." to increase retention rates. I also believe in breaking some eggs to make an omelet. Bottom line, a very worth-while read but expect no specific solutions. DR. Page and Mr. Perry did a great job.E.H. Bork, Sunday School SuperintendentImmanuel Baptist Church, Ypsilanti, MI
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