Growing an Engaged Church How to Stop Doing Church and Start Being the Church Again Growing an Engaged Church offers unique research based often counterintuitive solutions to the challenges facing churches today including declining congregant participation decreasing contribution

  • Title: Growing an Engaged Church: How to Stop "Doing Church" and Start Being the Church Again
  • Author: Albert L. Winseman
  • ISBN: 9781595620149
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Growing an Engaged Church offers unique, research based, often counterintuitive solutions to the challenges facing churches today, including declining congregant participation, decreasing contributions, and slumping membership Ministers, priests, and church boards will find the evidence and answers in this book provocative, eye opening, and, most importantly, actionable.WGrowing an Engaged Church offers unique, research based, often counterintuitive solutions to the challenges facing churches today, including declining congregant participation, decreasing contributions, and slumping membership Ministers, priests, and church boards will find the evidence and answers in this book provocative, eye opening, and, most importantly, actionable.What if members of your congregation were 13 times likely to have invited someone to participate in your church in the past month were three times as satisfied with their lives spent than two hours per week serving and helping others in their community tripled their giving to your church What would your church your parish look like And how would you go about creating this kind of change One thing is certain Church leaders are never going to inspire people to be actively and passionately involved in their congregations by doing the same things over and over again.Pastors and lay leaders need something fresh Something new The last thing they need is just another program or to set up a laundry list of new activities for members.Based on solid research by The Gallup Organization, Growing an Engaged Church will appeal to both Protestant and Catholic clergy and lay leaders who are looking for a way to be the Church instead of just doing church.

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    1. Excellent book! Lot's of useful ideas and techniques to make the parish and the parishioners more engaged. I was able to apply the concepts and principles to my own life and my parish. Well written - kept me going. The list of 12 items that "link most powerfully to the relevant outcomes of life satisfaction, inviting, serving, and giving" were especially useful. When I looked at myself in relation to the 12 items, I learned a lot about myself and others. If you want to be more engaged in your ch [...]

    2. Personally, the church described in this is the one I want to attend. I think every congregation/parish can get here, but I know that not every church will approach their members/parishioners this way and continue to not understand why they aren't growing.Must read for any minister/priest/leader/member/parishioner of a church that wants more for and from their church.

    3. It felt like a shill for Gallup polls. That grated on me, despite the respect I have for Gallup. The premise certainly did not have to be a book; an article would have been fine. Our church community is reading this book together,though, and we are using the concepts to frame how we do church. If it works, that's great, and it just very well might, but the presentation was annoying.

    4. A very quick, easy read but not a "wow" book. He makes some good points but I had some "come-ons" as well. He makes a good point that if a person isn't engaged at church, that significantly impacts them, and the church, on a number of levels. The stories were great.

    5. Learn more about this book and how to apply the principles to your life, parish, leadership team and/or church at StrengthsSummit find a Strengths and Engagement Summit near you featuring Al Winseman (author of the book) or see of Video of Al getting interviewed at EngagedChurches

    6. Read as book study for a group directed at developing a leadership group within our parish. I would recommend it for any parish trying to build involvement.

    7. The only question I have regarding this book, is when ten "engaged couple" Jeff and Tricia, left their church and moved to another, they did not feel "welcome" as they had in their original. Perhaps newcomers to their original church felt the same disconnect they experienced at their new church. After all, they were new too. It can be easy to connect when you have been in a group for a while. It would seem any new members might had some difficulty blending in with established groups.

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