An Indescribable Welcome Home
Seventy percent of Seventh-day Adventist members have a relative or personal friend who used to be a member and has dropped out of the church. It's a sad reality, but for every person who regularly attends an Adventist church there is at least one more person who used to attend and is no longer with us. We have become much more effective at bringing new people into the “front door” of the church than preventing exits out the “back door.”
There is a hole in the heart of many of our fellow believers, especially aging parents who lament that their adult children, who they took to Sabbath School faithfully, sent off to summer camp and Pathfinder Club, and enrolled in Adventist education, no longer participate in the church. There is deep concern for the grandchildren, many of whom are growing up completely unchurched.
Renewing lost friendships is part of the good news of Jesus, and An Indescribable Welcome Home will help you learn where to begin. This book uses a series of stories told by Jesus to describe how He wants us to relate to the people who have quit coming to church. .
About the Leader's Guide :
Ideal for small groups, a companion Leader's Guide includes all of the information you need to start and lead a small group through An Indescribable Welcome Home:
- Step-by-step instructions for getting started
- Detailed information on how to lead a group
- Tips for conducting meetings
- Discussion questions for each chapter
- Spiritual growth activities
- Web links
About the Author:
Paul Richardson is the general manager of Positive Life Radio Network (PLR) with a flagship FM studio on the Walla Walla University campus. From 1994-2013, Paul was the North American Division Reconnecting Ministries Coordinator, seeking creative ways to re-engage with former and inactively attending church members. He is also the founder of the Center for Creative Ministry. His wife Teri is an RN. They live in College Place, Washington.
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