Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ed Stetzer, Thom Rainer

Narrated By: John Lescault

Publisher: Hovel Audio

Date: June 2010

Duration: 7 hours 52 minutes

Summary:

Churches committed to following Christ’s example want this world changed for the sake of eternity. While the supernatural piece of making that happen goes without saying, how does a body of believers do its part to be in that “sweet spot” where true spiritual transformation occurs? In Transformational Church, best-selling research authors Ed Stetzer and Thom S. Rainer survey fifty thousand churches—then narrow the scope down to five hundred congregations—for a qualitative answer. Their book, the most comprehensive study of the modern American church to date, contains a wealth of indispensable new data, nuanced insights, and how-to guidance, all centered on this key finding: “Transformational churches make disciples whose lives are being transformed by the gospel, so that people engage the culture around them for its ultimate transformation. Deeply committed to the essential foundations of discipleship (worship, community, and mission), transformational churches practice their faith and make disciples through vibrant leadership, prayerful dependence upon God, and relational intentionality. And they do so paying mind to their unique context and with a missionary mindset.”

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  • Timothy M.

    I greatly appreciated how the book paired statistical information/analysis with practical application. It made it easy to see how the data matched up with how my church is doing.