A Really Great Church!

What is a Really Great Church? A really great church is one that Christians love to be a part of and God is pleased to bless. Written for individual use, as well as for small groups, Brian Thorstad has filled this book with study and reflection helps like:

  • Invaluable verses – Scripture passages that you can “take to the bank”
  • Think about it – questions for personal reflection
  • Inspiring assignments – for those who want to dig deeper
  • Startling statements – provocative statements from the author to stimulate discussion

Quotable quotes and sizzling stories – illustrating truths in memorable ways

If you are a follower of Jesus and you would like to be a part of a really great church, this very readable book is a resource that will help you.

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Heaven Help Our Church!

If you are a member of or have even been a member of a troubled church, or just want to be a force for unity and effectiveness in your congregation, Heaven Help Our Church! is just what the doctor ordered. The author gives the reader a large dose of hope, based on the promises of the Bible and his own experiences at leading churches through revitalization. He then provides the reader with a step-by-step guide to surviving and even thriving in what can often be a painful and perplexing situation. The author has “been there and done that” and is still smiling and helping troubled churches to get healthy and happy.

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Redevelopment: Transitional Pastoring That Transform Churches

Who this book is for:

It’s for pastors who are thinking about transitional ministry – Many pastors are curious about what it would be like to do transitional ministry. Some of you have acquired a great deal of knowledge, skill and wisdom through many years of serving as a solo pastor (the only pastor of a small church), a senior or lead pastor, an associate pastor or a youth pastor. If you’re looking for something easier, this book is not for you. If you’re looking for an adventure then this book and the ministry it describes is worth your consideration. This book won’t give you all the training you need but it will tell you what you need to study and what skills you may need to develop.

It’s also for transitional (or interim) pastors – Some of you are already doing a great job in the ministry of helping churches survive and thrive during their transitions between long-term pastors. You may call yourself an interim pastor, an intentional interim pastor, restoration pastor or a transitional pastor. (I will have more to say about the confusing terminology of this profession later in the book.) As a professional who strives for excellence, you’re always interested in improving your skills and increasing your effectiveness. If you’re serving as a traditional transitional pastor – providing good teaching and loving shepherding care but not very involved in changing the churches that you serve – this book will definitely help you take your ministry to the next level: that of the redevelopment transitional pastor.

It’s also for lay leaders – Some of you are interested in finding out what a transitional pastor might be able to bring to your congregation. You might want to go right to chapter one and learn about the value of these unique ministers of the gospel. Transitional pastors are increasingly being recommended by denominational leaders who know how much good they can do in churches. This book (and especially chapter one) will help you understand why.

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