Item description for 44 Ways to Increase Church Attendance by Lyle E. Schaller...
Overview Are you still suffering over the sight of empty pews? Have your efforts been more than exhaustive in expanding your congregation? Have you maximized your brainstorming potential for bringing in new members? If you have reached what appears to be your limit, then no longer fret, 44 Ways To Increase Church Attendance can open the doors of both your church and mind. With proven techniques for building a body for Christ, church leaders can increase their membership and then free themselves to focus on other important missions for God. Schaller's suggestions will energize leaders and put their churches on the road of abundance.
Are you still suffering over the sight of empty pews? Have your efforts been more than exhaustive in expanding your congregation? Have you maximized your brainstorming potential for bringing in new members?
If you have reached what appears to be your limit, then no longer fret, 44 Ways To Increase Church Attendance can open the doors of both your church and mind. With proven techniques for building a body for Christ, church leaders can increase their membership and then free themselves to focus on other important missions for God. Schaller's suggestions will energize leaders and put their churches on the road of abundance.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.72" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1987
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687132878 ISBN13 9780687132874
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More About Lyle E. Schaller
Lyle E. Schaller is the country's leading interpreter of congregational systems and their vitality. He is the author of dozens of books, including From Geography to Affinity, also published by Abingdon Press. He lives in Naperville, Illinois.
Lyle E. Schaller currently resides in Naperville, in the state of Illinois.
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Reviews - What do customers think about 44 Ways to Increase Church Attendance?
Ideas times 44! Jun 21, 2001
I have always liked this book and have given a couple out to pastors who are friends. If you are a pastor or church leaders and don't know what to do to make your church more inviting, you will want this book. It has 44 practical ideas that all churches need to look at. You won't implement them all but all of them make improvements to the quality of your ministry.
Great idea for growth Apr 10, 2000
FIRST. The book is great in presenting a variety of good ideas that many times are forgotten by congregations as time goes by, and these ideas hold the key for the initial and continuous growth of a congregation. Is a book that applies to any faith or Christian denomination. SECOND. This book presents more than wonderful ideas. Brings the concept of status quo. Are we really interested in growing? Do we really mean this? Or do we say this but are really happy and confortable the way things are. THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING POINT, A POSSIBLE REALITY. Something to think about. THIRD. Finally, the book presents suggestions in what to do next. One thing is to identify ideas, but selling those to a group, happy in the status of current affairs is difficult. What to do, so that ideas will not be simply set aside again. In summary: Great book, don't think twice, buy one for you, your pastor and the management group. We need to take literally and seriously the Great Commission of the Lord (Matt 28:19-20).
I've tried these ideas and they work Aug 24, 1999
I've been able to use many of the ideas Schaller presents here quite successfully in my parish. Another book that I'd recommend as a companion to this one is Entertaining Angels: Hospitality Programs for the Caring Church by Elizabeth Rankin Geitz. It contains a great 6-session workshop to introduce the biblical reasons for church growth as well as the practical tools to do it. Geitz's book is a great companion to Schaller's, giving more ideas than any one church can use.
Excellent resource for the church leader looking for ideas Jan 20, 1999
I frequently tell my students who are preparing for church ministry, "If Lyle Schaller wrote it, sell your shirt, buy it, and read it." This is especially true of his "44 Ways to Increase Church Attendance." What Schaller has done is provide the reader with the equivalent of a cafeteria. He lists a multitude of ideas from the simple (plan more "special" services) to the complex (adding an additional worship service). Like moving through the line at a cafeteria, you choose the ideas/entrées that appeal to you. Will all the ideas that Schaller suggests work in your situation? No. But some will. As is usually the case for Schaller, the good information is presented with his flair for illustrating with stories. A good read! K. David Hines, Chair, Department of Religion, Mount Olive College