The Death and Resurrection of the Church

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What if true church growth begins by allowing the church to die?

In The Death and Resurrection of the Church, Jeremy Myers proposes that most modern church growth practices are built on faulty premises. Some of these are even rooted in the false promises that Satan offered to Jesus in the wilderness temptations.

If we want the church to grow and thrive, it first needs to die to these false promises. The church must stop striving after strength, power, fame, riches, and glory, and instead follow Jesus into death. Only then will we become the church that Jesus wants.

Since there can be no resurrection without death, the church must die so that it can rise again.

This revised and updated book now includes discussion questions, perfect for a small group setting.

Books in the “Close Your Church for Good” series:

Preface: Skeleton Church
Volume 1: The Death and Resurrection of the Church
Volume 2: Put Service Back into the Church Service
Volume 3: Dying to Religion and Empire
Volume 4: Church is More than Bodies, Bucks, & Bricks
Volume 5: Cruciform Pastoral Leadership


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