Simplifying the complex is the substance of the book Simple Church, written by Thom Rainer and his young friend Eric Geiger. The title says it all. The authors are advocating a process of disciple making which includes four essential components. The emphases are: clarity of purpose, clarity in communication in the disciple-making process, alignment of ministries with mission and focusing on the big picture. Simple Church is a real breath of fresh air for church leaders who long to clear up the confusion evident in many churches. It is not a cure- all for the fog of ministry maladies, but the book does help the reader think through the leadership challenges which confront the contemporary church.
Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions
State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.
Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.
Any requests for Rick Lance to speak in or visit your church should be directed to Billie Davis at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 253 or (334) 613-2253, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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