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Book Notes: Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley


Andy Stanley is someone that I have come to respect and I love to listen to him concerning leadership in the church. Andy has written a book that is going to be very hard for a lot of people to read but it is a book that every church board should read through, pray through, and have serious discussion. We are living in a time when the un-churched are not knocking the doors down in our traditional churches. We have to be honest and take a serious, honest look at where we are and where we need to go.

This book asks the question, “Are we creating worship services for churched people or un-churched people? If all we are interested in is keeping the people we have happy, then we can keep doing the things we have been doing for the past 20, 30, 50 years. If we want to reach people who are not in church then we have to make some changes.

5 stars of 5, hands down…


Some quotes from the book.

“This is a book about creating churches that unchurched men, women, and children love to attend.”

“This is a book about how to make your church more appealing to the people who are put off by all the shenanigans that give church, big churches in particular, a bad name — people who know there’s more to life than this life but who can’t imagine that the church holds any clues.”

“As I will discuss in detail later, our ongoing challenge is to make sure we stay in the unchurched people market. That’s not easy. Now that we’re so big, it’s not even necessary. Who would know? Who would care? Truth is, only our core would know. But we would all quit if we thought that staying meant spending the rest of our productive lives running a big church rather than making a big difference.”

“All my critics are religious people. (It may be the only thing I have in common with Jesus.)”



October 2, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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