Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend - eBook  -     By: Andy Stanley
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Zondervan / 2012 / ePub

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Drawing candidly on the origins and experiences of North Point Community Church, Andy Stanley's Deep & Wide explains how to create a vibrant, sustained, and growing community that strongly appeals to people with little or no church background.

Deep & Wide shows how North Point wishes created a weekend experience where even those most skeptical unbelievers wanted to return simply because the message they heard was so compelling, and the people they met so authentic. At the center of this effort, according to Stanley, is his appeal to "dual audiences" in his sermons that draws in listeners but never "dumbs down" content. This approach also led North Point to create a dynamic spiritual formation program which emphasized teaching, community, and environment. Here, Stanley explains that teaching is made accessible in the church, but it is also a part of a larger church culture into which anyone may step. The emphasis is on creating a of community of depth and openness which makes all feel welcome within the church-even the first time they visit. Finally, for those willing to take their church through the process of growing Deep & Wide, Stanley includes a chapter on how to transformation your church, while emphasizing the importance of nurturing current believers and bringing new people into the church.

This book is an ideal resource for a church staff to read together. It is equally valuable for individual leaders, program directors, and all leaders in the church to consider for their own ministries. Stanley brings together effectively two approaches that are often considered irreconcilable and has given leaders a road map wherein any church can be Deep & Wide

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780310494850
ISBN-13: 9780310494850
UPC: 025986494858
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

Author and pastor Andy Stanley draws from Scripture and over 25 years of pastoral experience to communicate to church leaders how they can create a church where believers can have a growing faith in Jesus and at the same time unbelievers can make a vital and lasting connection---a ministry that is both deep and wide.

Author Bio

Andy Stanley is a pastor, communicator, author, and the founder of North Point Ministries. Since its inception in 1995, North Point Ministries has grown from one church to five in the Atlanta area and has developed a global network of thirty churches. Andy’s books include the recently released How to Be Rich, as well as Deep & Wide, Enemies of the Heart, The Next Generation Leader, and How Good Is Good Enough? Andy’s is also the founder of the Your Move with Andy Stanley television program and podcast. Andy and his wife, Sandra, live in Alpharetta, Georgia, and have three grown children.

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    May 26, 2014
    Kristen
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    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 1
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1

    Very disappointed, I was surprised at the lack of scripture references, some of the few used are taken out of context, and I was even more surprised at how some of the content actually CONTRADICTS The Bible!!! So again, i would not recommend! However i would encourage everyone that when reading any book, by any author, that you pray for a discerning spirit. Let God be true, and every man a liar.

  2. Armando
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Strategic Book For Evangelism
    July 31, 2013
    Armando
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    This book is not about theology, but strategy. Essential theology never changes but strategy always changes over time. This book is about strategies to reach the unchurched. If you care about reaching those who do not know Christ or are not part of a Christian community, then you need to read this book. The first section of the book reviews Andy's familial background, but the rest of the book is what you really want to read.

  3. Pastor Broussard
    Thibodaux, Louisiana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Deep & Wide, Amazing!
    July 6, 2013
    Pastor Broussard
    Thibodaux, Louisiana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    I honestly feel like this is a must read for certain people in ministry. It isn't going to be for everyone and that's understandable, but if you're a pastor or minister who is unsatisfied with what YOU have been doing, much like I was, then this book may just change your like AND ministry around. I am so joyed that a pastor friend of mine bought me this, one of the greatest gifts I've ever received. Andy does a very good job of explaining why we hide behind so many silly excuses in ministry when we aren't experiencing a "THRIVING" congregation. He exposed quite a few of my own silly hiding places and I'm thrilled that he did. We often get the Adam syndrome, and when we are ashamed of what's going on in our ministry we jump in a bush and hide instead of run and scream trying to get in God's presence. I'm not sure I would take his every thought and idea, seeing how Atlanta isn't a small town like I live in, but through the Holy Spirit of God, this advice will come alive for you and you will see how Jesus would love to have you implement these strategies in the local Church He's planted you in. Read and be blessed.

  4. Garrett
    Fort Worth, TX
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Strange at times, but overall very worth reading
    February 13, 2013
    Garrett
    Fort Worth, TX
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4

    Deep & Wide is a very worthwhile read for every church in my opinion. Andy Stanley brings to light some of the most obvious elements of a Churches worship service and building/grounds that turn away visitors. While I think that most of the concepts are worthwhile things to consider, occasionally Andy suggests certain things that I felt were far from what Church is about. At times this model even feels like selling Jesus as a product that has been packaged to carefully not offend anyone at all, when in truth Christ never did this to himself. That aside though, Andy does challenge Church leadership to take a careful look at their service and building from the view of a visitor and consider how they can appear more inviting.

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    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Helps you think about your church strategy
    February 11, 2013
    SBC guy
    Minnesota
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Though you may not agree with everything in the book, Andy Stanley will help you to think "outside the box" and to develop your own church strategy/mission. I plan to have my church leaders read this book to stretch their thinking about how we "do" church.

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