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:
- 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?