Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend
- Publish Date: 2016-02-09
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Andy Stanley
Andy Stanleyâs bestselling and award-winning vision for the local church is now available in softcover. New bonus content includes a study guide, church staff helps, and an interview with Andy on the most frequently asked questions about Deep and Wide.
With surprising candor and transparency pastor Andy Stanley explains how one of Americaâs largest churches began withÂ a high-profile divorceÂ andÂ a church split.
But thatâs just the beginningâ¦
DeepÂ and Wide provides church leaders with an in-depth look into North Point Community Church and its strategy for creating churches unchurched people absolutelyÂ loveÂ to attend.
For the first time, Andy explains his strategy for preaching and programming to âdual audiencesâ: mature believers and cynical unbelievers. He argues that preaching to dual audiences doesnât require communicators to âdumb downâ the content. According to Stanley, itâs all inÂ the approach.
Youâll be introduced to North Point's spiritual formation model:Â The Five Faith Catalysts.Â Leaders responsible for ministry programing and production will no doubt love Andyâs discussion of the three essential ingredients for creatingÂ irresistible environments. Â For pastors willing to tackle the challenge of transitioning a local congregation, Andy includes a section entitled:Â Becoming DeepÂ and Wide.
If your team is more concerned with who you areÂ reachingÂ than who you areÂ keeping, the expanded edition ofÂ Deep & Wide will be more than a book you read; it will be a resource you come back to over and over!
âCouldn'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.â
- Dr. Charles Stanley, Founder, In Touch Ministries
âDeepÂ and WideÂ pulls back the curtain for all of us to see what is required behind the scenes to build a prevailing church.Â I was both challenged and inspired by this book.â
- Bill Hybels, author ofÂ Just Walk Across the Room
âThe most common question I get from pastors is, âHow do I get the people in my church to be open to change?â From now on my answer will be, âReadÂ DeepÂ and WideÂ by Andy Stanleyâ.Â Thanks Andy.Â Great book!â
- Craig Groeschel, Pastor, LifeChurch.TV, author,Â It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It
âIt is completely false that churches must sacrifice quality to get quantity, must artificially choose between evangelism and discipleship, or cannot have depth and growth at the same time. Few prove this fact better than the ministry of Andy Stanley, who has grown North Point Community Church on purpose and with passion. No Christian leader can afford to miss this book.â
- Rick Warren, pastor, Saddleback Church; author, The Purpose Driven Church