I’ve just read Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley. What a great book!
Andy Stanley really understands both churched and unchurched people. So many churches are designed precisely for those who do come, rather than those who might.
He writes: “I’ve never met a church leader who felt called to babysit a model that worked well twenty years ago but ceases to make an impact today. Nobody wants to work in a church that clings to an approach that doesn’t actually further its mission or vision. Most church leaders are intuitive enough to know when something is working and when it’s not. And that leads us to the question that begs to be asked: Why haven’t we already done something about this?”
Andy Stanley’s view is that it’s about lack of leadership.
What do you think? You can read a sample chapter here. Better still, buy the book – it’s just £2.99 on Kindle.