Deep and Wide

Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend
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Author(s): Andy Stanley
Original Publish Date: Sep 25, 2012
Product Number: EB00616950
Released: Jul 28, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780310494850
Publisher: Zondervan
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Nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus started a movement that has grown like wildfire throughout history. Author and pastor Andy Stanley draws from Scripture and over 25 years of pastoral experience to bring to life the irresistible nature of this movement known as the Church. With surprising candor and transparency pastor Andy Stanley explains how one of America's largest churches began with a high-profile divorce and a church split. But that's just the beginning… Deepand Wide provides church leaders with an in-depth look into North Point Community Church and its strategy for creating churches unchurched people absolutely love to attend. Andy writes, “Our goal is to create weekend experiences so compelling and helpful that even the most skeptical individuals in our community would walk away with every intention of returning the following week…with a friend!” Later he says, “I want people to fall in love with the Author of Scripture. And while we can't make anyone fall in love, we can certainly arrange a date.” For the first time, Andy explains his strategy for preaching and programming to “dual audiences”: mature believers and cynical unbelievers. He argues that preaching to dual audiences doesn't require communicators to “dumb down” the content. According to Stanley, it's all in the approach. You'll be introduced to North Point's spiritual formation model: The Five Faith Catalysts. Leaders responsible for ministry programing and production will no doubt love Andy's discussion of the three essential ingredients for creating irresistible environments. For pastors willing to tackle the challenge of transitioning a local congregation, Andy includes a section entitled: Becoming Deepand Wide. If your team is more concerned with who you are reaching than who you are keeping, Deep & Wide will be more than a book you read; it will be a resource you come back to over and over! “Couldn't be prouder of my son, Andy. And I couldn't be more excited about the content of this book. I wish a resource like this existed when I was starting out in ministry.” - Dr. Charles Stanley, Founder, In Touch Ministries “Deepand Wide pulls back the curtain for all of us to see what is required behind the scenes to build a prevailing church. I was both challenged and inspired by this book.” - Bill Hybels, author of Just Walk Across the Room “The most common question I get from pastors is, ‘How do I get the people in my church to be open to change?' From now on my answer will be, ‘Read Deepand Wide by Andy Stanley'. Thanks Andy. Great book!” - Craig Groeschel, Pastor, LifeChurch.TV, author, It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It “No one has given me more practical handles for establishin

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eAudio
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Author(s): Andy Stanley
Narrator(s): Tom Parks
Product Number Z100071899
Released: Dec 11, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: #9780310494867
eBook
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Author(s): Andy Stanley
Product Number EB00702682
Released: Apr 20, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: #9780310527497