Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley: The Church Can Be Deep and Wide

Brandon Books

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 to attend. So Andy Stanley’s newest bo, Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend caught my attention. I pre-ordered it and devoured it once it arrived. …

The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler

Getting Explicit About the Gospel

Brandon Books, Theology

Rick Warren said, “If you read only one bo this year, make it this one. It’s that important.” The gospel is a message that never loses its relevancy and always needs retelling. I found Matt Chandler’s The Explicit Gospel to be an awesome retelling of it. Chandler’s explanation of the gospel is ultra-clear, and while I detect that hint of his …

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Why Grace Hills Church Is In Jeopardy

Brandon Church Planting

Grace Hills Church is eleven Sundays old, officially, and about eight months old, unofficially. And we’re in trouble. If we don’t do something, all of our effort will be in vain and all hope of planting the kind of church Jesus had in mind will be lost. No, we’re not out of money. God has provided every step of the …

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Seth Godin on Church Planting

Brandon Church Planting

I don’t know if Seth knows what church planting is or not, but his post yesterday should be memorized (it’s short – that’s Seth) by every church planter in the world. I’ll quote it in its entirety because of its brevity… There’s nothing wrong with having a plan. Plans are great. But missions are better. Missions survive when plans fail, …