Churches around the world are trying to revitalize their church services. There is almost nothing they will not try. Some embark on multi-million dollar building campaigns while others sell their buildings to plant home churches. Some hire celebrity pastors to attract crowds of people, while others hire no clergy so that there can be open sharing in the service.
Yet despite everything churches have tried, few focus much time, money, or energy on the one thing that churches are supposed to be doing: loving and serving others like Jesus.
Put Service Back into the Church Service challenges readers to follow a few simple principles and put a few ideas into practice which will help churches of all types and sizes make serving others the primary emphasis of a church service.
This revised and updated book now includes discussion questions, perfect for a small group setting.
Books in the "Close Your Church for Good" series:
Preface: Skeleton Church
Volume 1: The Death and Resurrection of the Church
Volume 2: Put Service Back into the Church Service
Volume 3: Dying to Religion and Empire
Volume 4: Church is More than Bodies, Bucks, & Bricks
Volume 5: Cruciform Pastoral Leadership