Book: Deep & Wide 

Andy Stanley’s book Deep & Wide is a must read If you are involved in leadership of a local church. Can I encourage you to get a copy and allow it to challenge you deeply.

Andy writes with honesty, clarity and gives so many practical tips that you will have to decide what to try implement first.

I wrestled and am still wrestling with some of what I read. But here are a few elements I found really helpful.

Five faith catalysts Northpoint have identified in the life of a Christian. Some we can have a lot of influence over as leaders, others happen organically.

  • Practical teaching
  • Private disciplines
  • Personal Ministry
  • Providential Relationships
  • Pivotal Circumstances

Another helpful list is the big subjects Northpoint try to cover every year through their various teaching series.

Big topics to cover regularly:

  • Forgiveness
  • Marriage
  • Money
  • Parenting
  • Generosity
  • Greed
  • Sexual Purity
  • Decision Making

Hopefully these two elements are helpful and you will consider reading the whole book.

A question to consider: As a leader how am I personally contributing to creating environments where the five faith catalysts can be experienced?

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