My wife and I visited a different Christian Church every Sunday for a year. This book is our story.
Discover more about Jesus's church, the people who go there, and just how vast our practices and worship are.
Celebrate the Christian church!
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Why don’t visitors return to your church? What’s the missing key to grow your congregation?
You could visit a bunch of churches to figure out why. But you don’t have to. Church-reform advocate Peter DeHaan, PhD, already did.
Join him and his wife as they spend a year visiting a different Christian church every Sunday: Protestant mainline, evangelical, and charismatic. Roman Catholic too.
In 52 Churches, you’ll discover:
- Tips to welcome visitors well.
- Practices in your church that drive people away.
- Three greeting opportunities—and how to excel at each one.
- Ideas to improve your church.
- Encouragement to move from a friend-focused to a visitor-first perspective
You’ll laugh. You’ll cringe. You’ll cry.
But 52 Churches doesn’t rip at today’s church. It’s not a church-shopping romp or a mean-spirited journalistic exposé. It’s a gift that offers encouragement, hope, and support to the Christian community. And DeHaan shares helpful suggestions too.
Written as narrative, 52 Churches calls us to embrace all the branches of Jesus’s church and expand our practice of worshiping him. DeHaan invites you to join him on this personal, spiritual sojourn of faith-building encounters.
Read 52 Churches for education. Read it for entertainment. And read it for the insight gained only from visiting a boatload of churches.
52 Churches is ideal for church leaders, members, and outsiders. And if you’re still reading this, it’s perfect for you too.
Get your copy of 52 Churches today and let your journey of discovery begin!