Deep and wide book summary
Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend by Andy StanleyA couple of pastor friends of mine encouraged me to read Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley when I had no intentions of every buying it or reading it. He preaches that way too. It certainly has appeal and makes for easy reading. The book is broken up into five sections, the first one being a personal account of his life as the son of Charles Stanley. All of this information is setting up the background for the launch of North Point Church which has become THE church that the un-churched love to attend.
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Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend
Andy Stanley is fed up. In this book, he pulls back the curtain to reveal the secrets that North Point Church has discovered—showing how they created a church that un-churched people love to attend. Andy states that his goal in this book is not to convince everyone that they need to do church the way North Point does church. He wants to challenge church leaders to reach people that no one else is reaching … and then have the courage to make the changes to actually go reach those people. As you can probably guess from the title of the book, the focus is twofold; creating churches whose impact is deep and creating churches whose reach is wide. In the Deep section of the book, Andy reveals the spiritual formation model that drives spiritual growth at North Point.
Andy Stanley is one of the most influential leaders in American Christianity today, widely read and listened to. Though he has published on his ministry approach and strategy previously, Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend Zondervan, is the book that speaks most directly to his experience with North Point Community Church. He shares his own story, the story of how North Point began, and their approach to ministry. By the time you finish the book, I hope you will be as convinced as I am that healthy local churches can be, and should be, both deep and wide. Local churches should be characterized by deep roots and wide reaches. Who is the church for? The church has wrestled with the question since the early years of the Christian movement.