Shepherding Wandering Sheep: Elders Talk, my latest work, an important resource for any church leader who wishes to reclaim inactive Christians, will be released on May 31, 2016. The book retails for $21.99, but if you order before May 31, the price is only $15.99 (with absolutely FREE shipping! Only available in the United States; contact me for shipping prices to other countries). Take advantage of this pre-sale and order your copy of Shepherding Wandering Sheep.
This study came about as a result of a decline in churches of Christ and the necessity for elders to seek members who have wandered.
The objective of this study was to examine the attitudes of elders in churches of Christ concerning inactive Christians. An examination is made of the responsibilities of elders toward inactive Christians, reasons Christians become inactive, and practical steps elders can take to restore inactive Christians.
Nine elders participated in interviews that covered their previous experiences with elders and inactive Christians, their present experiences with inactive Christians, and the meaning they make of those experiences.
This seminal work on church leadership and inactive Christians provides reasons for inactivity, what church leaders can do to reclaim inactive church members, and looks at how church leaders currently help reclaim their wandering sheep.