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Leading In the Afterglow of a Big Sunday

I was humbled by the words scribbled on the back of a communication card this past Sunday: This was my first time to church. I have struggled most of my life and just find myself in the worst situations. Listening to your sermon gave me a lot to think about and I am ready to let Jesus help me find the way. I had a follow-up conversation with this young man after the service was over and I was moved by his honesty about his past and present struggles. We make it clear at …

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When the Church Is Crazy About Broken People

Broken people will flock to the church. We can debate all day long about whether the church should be attractional or not. What we should really be talking about is how the church should be attractional. Ultimately, if all we're doing is putting on a good show, playing good music, and preaching good sermons, we've probably missed it. But if we are attracting people with an uncompromising truth, an unconditional love, and an unlimited grace, we're on target. The fifth …

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Andy Stanley: The Church Can Be Deep and Wide

A little over a year ago, Angie and I started planting Grace Hills Church in northwest Arkansas, and one of our biggest hopes is that it's a church that unchurched people love to attend. So Andy Stanley's newest book, Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend caught my attention. I pre-ordered it and devoured it once it arrived. I found the book to be both deep... and wide. Andy opens with the deeply personal side of how North Point Ministries …

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