Why do some churches die? In Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive (B&H), Thom Rainer draws on experience as a church researcher to identify common factors among churches that are dying or dead. Among them: The Past Is the Hero; The Budget Moved Inwardly; The Church Rarely Prayed Together; Pastoral Tenure Decreases, and more. Unfortunately, too many church leaders will recognize their own congregations in these pages.

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