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. …


Without a Single Fault

Brandon Theology

I’m flawed. I have many faults (just ask my wife). I know the ugly side of Brandon better than anyone else, so when I read Colossians 1:22 this morning, a phrase jumped out at me that seems completely impossible… Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he …

Old Pews

Let’s Fight FOR Worship!

Brandon Theology

Everybody worships. Not everyone believes in God, or in gods, or in the God of the Bible, but everyone worships. Everybody ascribes worth to something, which is one of the basic definitions of worship. My favorite bo about worship, outside the Bible, is Warren Wiersbe’s Real Worship: Playground, Battleground, or Holy Ground?. Wiersbe offers this concise definition of worship… Worship is …


When People Are Lost… On Your Church Website

Brandon Communications

404 errors. Web developers hate it when a website visitor finds a “page not found” error on a website. It’s a bug. There’s a bren link somewhere. Or maybe the visitor made a bad guess at a particular URL. Either way, they’re now lost. Grace Hills’ website, along with 16% of the internet, runs on WordPress, which has a customizable …


Two Conditions for Starting a New Ministry

Brandon Church Planting

One of the challenges of church planting is staying lean. I became a Pastor under a programmatic mindset – offer enough things and people will come. Thankfully, I came across a good bo long ago that helped to shift my thinking. Instead of a list of programs to attract people, what we really need is a simple process for growing people. …