The Irresistible Church: 12 Traits of a Church Heaven Applauds

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The Irresistible Church: 12 Traits of a Church Heaven Applauds

by Wayne Cordeiro

Baker Publishing Group | May 1, 2011 | Hardcover

The Irresistible Church: 12 Traits of a Church Heaven Applauds is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
After more than 25 years of ministry in Hawaii, Wayne Cordeiro knows how to do church as a team. In his signature style, he shares this expertise with pastors, lay leaders, and people in the pew who want to see their churches become more vibrant. The 12 practical steps include ways to help people become part of a community, develop a culture of serving, turn visitors into regular attenders, and much more. This short, easy-to-read book is one pastors will want to share with their leadership team.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8.75 × 5.75 × 0.98 in

Published: May 1, 2011

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764208853

ISBN - 13: 9780764208850

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from irresistible church title: the irrestitable church: 12 Traits of a Church Heaven Applauds author: wayne cordeiro publisher: bethany house date: 2011 Wayne Cordeiro is a mega-church pastor in Hawaii. This book lists what he calls "12 traits of a church that heaven applauds." I approach books like this with skepticism. I find that books based on a list (7 habits..., 5 steps..., 9 principles... and the like) to be not only very formulaic, but rather simplistic. They tend to take something that worked in one context and imply that this will work everywhere. So why then read this book? I've heard Wayne Cordeiro speak and read a couple of his earlier books. Cordeiro makes the point that this is book is about "becoming a church that irresistible to heaven" rather than people. And so for Cordeiro an irresistible church: Hungers for the presence of God, remembers who she is, lives heart first, practices gratefulness, promotes healthy relationships, is always learning, promotes spiritual self-feeding, connects everything to a soul, chooses to love, takes risks, humbles itself, and has a plan. The book is okay. It is a quick read; lots of stories and illustrations; sometimes the Bible used more as proof-text than shedding light; brief teaching on the selected theme. It's a very much a book that reflects some of the priorities of conservative North American evangelical church culture. If you are fan of John Maxwell and Rick Warren writings, i.e. you like lots of stories and bullet points, you will enjoy it. But may I suggest that there are some better books that will stretch you. "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Date published: 2011-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cordeiro's "The Irresistible Church" great tool for church leaders! In his new book 'The Irresistible Church', Wayne Cordeiro pulls back the curtain on his more than 25 years of ministry experience and helps us to understand what it takes to be the kind of church that heaven applauds. In light of the incredible success he has had in establishing New Hope Oahu and in planting over 100 other churches, one might assume that this book is about attractional programming strategies and proven church growth engines that make church appealing or irresistible to people. One would be wrong. Instead, Cordeiro writes about what makes a church irresistible to heaven and one that God can't help but bless. He writes from his expertise and from his years of experience, but what ends up being revealed in the words that spill off the page is a heart as big as Hawaii...a heart that beats for churches all around the world. With an easy style that is both disarming and compelling, he challenges leadership to lead their churches to hunger for God's presence, understand their identity as the bride of Christ, monitor and encourage relational health and walk in humility in order to be the kind of church that both God and people will be drawn to. He outlines twelve traits in all covering everything from practicing gratefulness to having a compelling vision or plan that moves the church to action. No gimmicks or staffing strategies or slick programming - just practical characteristics that any church can develop in order to become irresistible. Not only is this book a great read, but Cordeiro has also created a fantastic tool for anyone who is part of a church, whether they are in leadership or not, to implement and begin to transform their church into one that heaven applauds. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Date published: 2011-06-01

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The Irresistible Church: 12 Traits of a Church Heaven Applauds

by Wayne Cordeiro

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8.75 × 5.75 × 0.98 in

Published: May 1, 2011

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764208853

ISBN - 13: 9780764208850

About the Book

Bestselling church leadership author identifies 12 healthy traits of a growing church, showing how to develop a church that makes people want to come back.

From the Publisher

After more than 25 years of ministry in Hawaii, Wayne Cordeiro knows how to do church as a team. In his signature style, he shares this expertise with pastors, lay leaders, and people in the pew who want to see their churches become more vibrant. The 12 practical steps include ways to help people become part of a community, develop a culture of serving, turn visitors into regular attenders, and much more. This short, easy-to-read book is one pastors will want to share with their leadership team.

About the Author

Wayne Cordeiro is senior pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as an author, songwriter, and highly sought-after speaker. He has authored eight books, including The Divine Mentor and Doing Church as a Team. He is a church planter at heart and has helped to plant over 100 churches around the world. Wayne and his wife, Anna, have three children and several grandchildren.