Tools for an Essential Church takes leadership through a detailed step-by-step process to implement a strategy for becoming an "Essential Church." An "Essential Church" is defined as a place members see as an essential part of their lives.
The manual is designed to help church leaders and staff develop strategies and processes to lead their churches to be more effective in carrying out their God-given mission. Content provides research and the basic premise of the Rainers’ book Essential Church? Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts and takes leaders through all four phases of the Essential Church model:
Simplify, Deepen, Expect, and Multiply.
- Simplify by implementing the principles of Simple Church
- Deepen through biblical preaching, teaching, and personal Bible study
- Create an environment of high expectation
- Multiply through reaching and keeping young adults