Your City Doesn’t Need Another Church

When I finished reading Andy Stanley’s latest book Deep & Wide (kindle version), my first thought was, “This might be one of the best books I’ve ever read on church ministry or leadership.” It is chock full of wisdom, things churches can learn and ways staff’s can grow together to be effective. I’ll share a full review on September 25 when it releases, but over the coming week I wanted to share a few longer quotes from the book that pushed some thinking for me. Some I agreed with, others I didn’t, but ones I wanted to share with the My World community.

Your city doesn’t need another church. It needs a different kind of church. Your city needs a church where church people are comfortable bringing their unchurched friends, family members, and neighbors. A church where unbelievers can come hear the life-changing truth that God cares for them and that Jesus Christ died for their sin.

Do you agree? Disagree? In a few sentences, what kind of church does your city need?

5 thoughts on “Your City Doesn’t Need Another Church

  1. I disagree with him.

    “a church where church people are comfortable bringing their unchurched friends”. That is not what scripture tells us “church” is for.

    “A church where unbelievers can come hear the life-changing truth that God cares for them and that Jesus Christ died for their sin.” That also is not what “church” is for. Unbelievers should be hearing this message everyday from believers.

  2. Personally, I agree with Andy. Faith and spirituality grows deeper the longer you “hang around” the Church. You have to get a non-believer in the door to help them grow. Our Church loves our community and walks the walk of Christ. I think that’s the way to go/grow!

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