Warning: The Church is Dying...and She Should The Church is losing ground in America. In The Crucified Church: Leading Your Church through Death & Rebirth, seasoned pastor and church planting expert, Joel Rissinger insightfully and candidly shows that revival or renewal of an impotent, biblically deprived church are simply not enough. With great love for the Bride of Christ, Rissinger shows why the death of a church is often its biblical pathway to life. In The Crucified Church you will be equipped to: -Explore the biblical foundation for church death and rebirth -Crucify unbiblical doctrine, to ensure our gospel is everything Jesus is, was, taught, lived, did, and will do in the future. -Crucify church structure, to ensure our churches are led more as a theocracy than a democracy. -Crucify church vision, to ensure it is based on the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. -Crucify missions, to ensure they center on church planting and multiplication. And much more "Wow With fearless wisdom earned through years of experience, Joel Rissinger has boldly tackled a tough issue head on. This is a very important book that church leaders in the United States need to read." Dr. Dave Earley, Director and Chair, Pastoral Leadership and Church Planting, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Pastor Joel L. Rissinger Pastor Joel is the lead pastor of Mill Pond Church, in Newington, Connecticut. Pastor Joel has been in fulltime ministry since 1992. In this capacity, he has led several congregations through major transitions prior to planting Mill Pond Church in 2007. Pastor Joel has a BA in theology from Ambassador University, as well as MAs in both religion and religious education from Liberty University. He is currently pursuing a D.Min. from the Antioch School in Ames, Iowa.