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  • Title: Churchless: Understanding Today's Unchurched and How to Connect with Them
  • Author: George Barna David Kinnaman
  • ISBN: 9781414387093
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Churchless people are all around us among our closest loved ones, at our workplaces, in our neighborhoods And and , they are becoming the norm The number of churchless adults in the US has grown by nearly one third in the past decade Yet the startling truth is that many of these people claim they are looking for a genuine, powerful encounter with God but theyChurchless people are all around us among our closest loved ones, at our workplaces, in our neighborhoods And and , they are becoming the norm The number of churchless adults in the US has grown by nearly one third in the past decade Yet the startling truth is that many of these people claim they are looking for a genuine, powerful encounter with God but they just don t find it in church What are they or we missing How can we better reach out to them What can we say or do that would inspire them to want to join a community of faith Containing groundbreaking new research from the Barna Group, and edited by bestselling authors George Barna Revolution and David Kinnaman You Lost Me , Churchless reveals the results of a five year study based on interviews with thousands of churchless men and women Looking past the surface of church attendance to deeper spiritual realities, Churchless will help us understand those who choose not to be part of a church, build trust based relationships with them, and be empowered to successfully invite them to engage.
    George Barna David Kinnaman
    George Barna was raised and educated on the East Coast before moving to California in the early 1980s He held executive positions in advertising, public policy, political campaigns, and media marketing research before beginning his own company, the Barna Research Group now The Barna Group , in 1984 The firm analyzes American culture and creates resources and experiences designed to facilitate moral and spiritual transformation Located in Ventura, California, The Barna Group provides primary research as well as developmental resources and analytic diagnostics The company has served several hundred parachurch ministries and thousands of Christian churches throughout the country It has also supplied research to for profit corporations such as Ford Motor Company, The Walt Disney Company, Visa USA, and Prudential, and has assisted the U.S Navy and U.S Army as well.To date, George Barna has written than 40 books, predominantly in the areas of leadership, trends, spiritual development, and church health Included among them are bestsellers such as Revolution, Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions, The Frog in the Kettle, The Power of Vision, and Pagan Christianity Several of his books have received national awards He has also written for numerous periodicals and has published various syndicated reports on topics related to faith and lifestyle He also writes a bimonthly research report, The Barna Update, which is accessed by hundreds of thousands of people through his firm s Web site barna His work is frequently cited as an authoritative source by the media He has been hailed as the most quoted person in the Christian church today and is counted among its most influential leaders In 2009, George initiated Metaformation, a new organization designed to help people maximize their potential More information about his current projects is available from georgebarna.Barna is a popular speaker at ministry conferences around the world and has taught at several universities and seminaries He has served as a pastor of a large multiethnic church, has been involved in several church plants, and currently leads an organic church He has served on the board of directors of various organizations After graduating summa cum laude from Boston College, Barna earned two master s degrees from Rutgers University At Rutgers, he was awarded the Eagleton Fellowship He also received a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University He lives with his wife and their three daughters in Southern California He enjoys spending time with his family, writing, reading novels, playing and listening to guitar, relaxing on the beach, visiting bookstores, and eating pizza.


    Commentaires:

    Rebecca Foster
    Based on 18 nationwide surveys, this alarmist guide to the ‘unchurched’ is very much intended for use by the establishment. What is driving people away? What are churches failing to offer? The book seems to take a reduction in American churchgoing as sure evidence of declining morality. “Religiosity in decline,” one chart reads. Two-fifths of people consider themselves post-Christian! Secularism is on the rise!The authors acknowledge two major hurdles to church-going: the sense that God [...]

    Seth Pierce
    Helpful, but nowhere near as groundbreaking as You Lost Me or UnChristian. This ALMOST felt like leftovers, and some vague platitudes didnt help me feel hopeful. It also seems to contradict itself at time, saying in one place that loving relationships are important, and in other places that they aren't effective. Still, the trends are interesting and it can serve as a good tool for helping churches face the realities of post-Christian culture. What becomes apparent, for an Adventist audience, is [...]

    Carter McNeese
    Anyone who is interested in the future of the Church and about the general stance of those that are unchurched NEED to read this book. There were a few surprises, not the least of which is how many unchurched individuals are not only open to faith matters but how many of them are people that feel as if they have had to step away from the Church but not Jesus. It should leave those of us in leadership in the Church asking some hard questions about why so many are leaving and what role our leaders [...]

    Natali
    Very interesting data and good arguments presented in this book.

    Janet Richards
    I liked this for the data and research behind the unchurched community.

    Ho Christopher
    Atheism has been on the rise increasingly for the past few years, while this book is not about atheism, it is certainly similar to about another issue the church is facing — the rising number of the unchurched.In this book, George Barna & David Kinnaman talks about the unchurched. These are individuals who have participated or belonged to the church in the past but have for one reason or another stopped going to church, some completely, some only return during special occasions.The book sh [...]

    Ethan
    Analysis, discussion, and assessment of those in America who do not attend or associate with churches based on recent Barna research.The research covers the "churched" and the "churchless." Most of the "churchless" at one point was associated with a church; most still maintain some belief in God and a good number believe in Christianity. As the research shows well most are not very well trained in Christianity, its worldview or ethics, although the same was true for many who associate with churc [...]

    John Nichols
    Drive by the parking lot of many churches on Sunday morning and count the empty slots. Church attendance seems to be in decline, and many no longer consider church attendance a viable investment of time. Perhaps it is time we ask, “Why?”In Churchless, George Barna and David Kinnaman give a look into the thoughts and practices of both the churched and unchurched. The book is stuffed with survey results, statistics, and charts but the data is presented in a digestible format. Don’t think bor [...]

    Melissa
    It's hard to read a whole book on statistics in general, because it can get a little redundant at times. That happened in Churchless, but the topic was so interesting to me that it helped me press through to the end. Now, the book at times was really hard for me to read, because it made me mad. I was mad at the statistics and how the church has not walked in her true identity and purpose on the earth. As someone who has been through ministry school and worked in churches for the majority of my l [...]

    Jennifer Pickwell
    Churchless written by Barna Group, is not a book intended for the masses. Honestly, outside of Christian circles, a reader would be mystified by this particular title. Editors George Barna and David Kinnaman have provided an amazing piece of research for churches and for the Christian who have noticed the culture shift in our country. Quite frankly, it is hard to miss! Churchless offers insight into our nation and why church is no longer a priority even for those who claim to know Christ.I think [...]

    Steven Hinkle
    If we want to reach those who choose not to be a part of the church, we need to know how they think. George Barna and David Kinnaman of the Barna Group provide us with a wealth of surprising trends from two decades of interviews and analysis in their new book Churchless: Understanding today’s Unchurched and How To Connect With Them.The number of unchurched adults in the U.S. has grown almost one-third larger in the last decade and so a book that helps us know how to connect, invite, and engage [...]

    Jac (For Love and Books)
    I was incredibly intrigued by the idea behind Churchless when I first saw it on Netgalley (thanks for the copy to read and review!) as this is one of the things I feel called to do - help reach out to those who have been turned off by Christianity in some way. (Just as I was not so long ago!) I really felt like this was one of those books that Church Staff need to read. It really spoke to me on a lot of levels, and just drove this passion deeper inside of me! Churchless is packed full of statist [...]

    Tim Floyd
    I really enjoyed this book a lot. I tend to readily soak up research like this. Having read UnChristian, You Lost Me, and a countless research reports that Barna has put out on this subject; there was little information that was new in the subject. However, I did see this book as sort of an update from the You Lost Me book. While this book did included some overlap from You Lost Me, it also extended the conversation to include all "seekers" in general. I especially enjoyed the findings on those [...]

    Min
    An enlightening statistical book that uses well-executed research and studies to give us insight into the trends of the American church as we move deeper into the 21st century.Frankly, this book is for anyone who is interested in the cultural and religious shift that is happening in America. It affirms what we are all seeing and feeling, and specifically for the church, it gives us insight of how we can engage our culture with the Gospel of Jesus Christ more effectively and with greater wisdom.

    Jacob O'connor
    Crowd-source: Why don't you go to church? What would it take to get you there?Churchless is striking. Barna shows the decline in church attendance. He gives some reasons why, and he offers some solutions. I agree with his conclusion. The church should focus on being the church. Growth will fall into place. Notes:(1) Persuading people to align with a group losing popularity and influence.(2) Recommends the church serve others with no thought of recompense. Do the right thing, and let God deal wit [...]

    Joan
    I think every ministry leaders, church staff, and board members need to read this book. Churchlessness is on the rise in America. I was surprised to find that over twenty percent of the churchless are born again. The churchless are looking for the church to provide something they can find no where else: an experience of the presence of God. This book will really give faith communities something to think about as they evaluate what they are doing.

    Don Hobbs
    Very good statistical analysis. The point that the unchurched feel that: (1) the sense that God is missing from church, and (2) the suspicion that Christians are missing the point was invaluable to me.The need to live out your faith by helping those in need was very important also. I like how they tied in prayer and reliance on the Holy Spirit in relation to how the unchurched view believers in Christ.

    Troy Hooper
    Good Information Sobering news about the churchless in the United States. This book contains highly relevant information for those who wish to understand who the churchless are and what they believe. Importantly, it also uses that information to suggest ways in which these individuals can be reached.

    Michael
    This is an interesting book from an information stand point. It will definitely make you think about how people view church. It is not extremely helpful when it comes to how to deal with those people.

    Aaron Bauer
    interesting in its data not in its presentation. would have preferred the tables and figures with more talk about implication but at the same time that's what they do: research. its up to the church to decide what to do with it.

    Jason Patz
    A lot of stats with general observations. Less of the book was dedicated to conclusions or action plans but that is be expected. Interesting info on people who choose not to attend church and why.

    Jon Beadle
    Meh.

    Ken Garrett
    Thought provoking, challenging, and confirming of the changes and conditions that are to be observed in our surrounding culture today. Helpful advice given, without scolding or shaming.

    Dick
    Very informative and up to date. Helpful for anyone wishing to reach beyond the church walls.

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