Visitors will want to return to a truly friendly church
In almost all of Thom S. Rainer’s consultations, church members perceive their church to be friendly. But as he surveyed guests, he found that the guests typically saw church members as unfriendly. The perception chasm existed because the members were indeed friendly . . . to one another.
The guests felt like they crashed a private party.
Walking you through an easy-to-implement plan, Rainer encourages you to be honest about the level of friendliness in your church; helps you improve your outreach; shows how to make a difference in the lives of your visitors; and more. 96 pages, hardcover from B&H.
Bestselling author Thom Rainer has a game plan for your church to become more welcoming. In a format that is suitable for church members to read individually or study together, Rainer guides readers toward a practical framework for making a difference for those who visit their church. Churches may use Becoming a Welcoming Church to assess and audit where they are on a spectrum between welcoming and wanting. Additionally, churches can use the companion book We Want You Here to send guests home with a compelling vision for what pastors want every guest to know when they visit.
Read this book with your group, deacons, elders and church staff.
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 sellers Simple Church and I Am a Church Member. Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons, several grandchildren, and live in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit ThomRainer.com to learn more.
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- ISBN-10: 1462765459
- ISBN-13: 9781462765454
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces