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Publication Date: 2008
Larry Osborne is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church in northern San Diego County. North Coast is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. Osborne speaks extensively on the subjects of leadership and spiritual formation. His books include Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, and Spirituality for the Rest of Us. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, California.
hgpastorBeaufort SCAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Transformational!August 15, 2012hgpastorBeaufort SCAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Our HOME Group ministry was floundering and visionless until one of my leaders gave me and our pastor this book. In the two years since, our HOME Group ministry has been transformed and discipleship through relationship is steadily becoming the heart of all that we do. And the concepts can be easily scaled and tailored to fit your situation. Can't recommend it highly enough!
MalonicusArtesia, NMAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Great bookFebruary 28, 2012MalonicusArtesia, NMAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is another example of innovation on the part of Christian leaders. If "Big Days" and big events leave you exhausted without impacting maturity or consistency in your attendance. This may be what you are looking for.
DaveWashington, DCAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5In-the-trenches, practical help!August 1, 2011DaveWashington, DCAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Engaging. Transparent. This is an open, honest discussion of what pastors deal with, and hope with some practical paths to making eternal, transformational truth stick in the Christ-follower's life.
JamesHope Mills, NCAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Best book I have ever read about small groups!!!March 30, 2011JamesHope Mills, NCAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am a young pastor with a heart broken over the condition of the typical local church and a passion to see the culture of my local church cultivated into a place where real disciples are made and where lasting transformation occurs and the fruit of this overflows naturally into our community with the Gospel. I have always been uneasy with a lot of the assumptions made about Christian education and models for effective discipleship ministries. I have been convinced for some time that disciples are made in relationship and that all our classes, programs, etc., should really just serve as catalysts for intentionally disciple-making relationships.
But how do you do that? How do you shape that culture in a local church? What spiritual and administrative infrastructure needs to be in place for this kind of transformation to occur en masse? "Sticky Church" delves right into the heart of why so much out there on discipleship and small group ministry is missing the mark and failing to substantially transform lives, churches, and communities. Larry Osborne does not just pull the curtain back on alot of small group ministry myths, he presents a holistic, functional, and beautifully simple model for long term fruitfullness in ministry by focusing peoples attention on the bible and upon meaningful relationships. And he breaks the process down step by step!
Go read Coleman's "The Master Plan of Evangelism" and Henrichsen's "Disciples Are Made Not Born" - and then read this amazing little gem to learn how to translate an individual passion for disciplemakning into the very dna of your church.
Rev. Doyle Peyton5 Stars Out Of 5March 13, 2010Rev. Doyle PeytonGood commonsense wisdom on small groups. The author speaks from years of practical experience. Read this one before you read the others.
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