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Called to Stay: An Uncompromising Mission to Save Your Church

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Caleb Breakey's passion for "The Church" is incredibly

    Caleb Breakey's passion for "The Church" is incredibly evident in his book Called to Stay. When I say The Church, I mean the universal church as in all people from all times all around the world who love, worship and obey Jesus. This is where I see Caleb's passion.

    He deeply and passionately wants us all to stay in The Church. He knows what it feels like to get disappointed with church people. People aren't perfect and even churches mess up. He doesn't ask anyone to stay in a damaging and dangerous place, but for all the rest he encourages us to STAY and infiltrate.

    He's not complaining about his church or your church or my church or even The Church. Instead, he's come to the realization that moving on and going to some other building doesn't necessarily help The Church. It won't help any of us if we all leave.

    For those of us, from any age group, who find ourselves frustrated or disappointed with the people or passion in our given building, we can help. We can infiltrate and help.

    Caleb give practical guidance on how to be more loving and caring to people who don't do everything the way we wish they would. He encourages people who love Jesus to also be people who love God's people. When those types of people stay and help the church grow, amazing stuff happens.

    He's seen the proof of this change. Caleb Breakey's passion for "The Church" is incredibly evident in his book Called to Stay. When I say The Church, I mean the universal church as in all people from all times all around the world who love, worship and obey Jesus. This is where I see Caleb's passion.

    He deeply and passionately wants us all to stay in The Church. He knows what it feels like to get disappointed with church people. People aren't perfect and even churches mess up. He doesn't ask anyone to stay in a damaging and dangerous place, but for all the rest he encourages us to STAY and infiltrate.

    He's not complaining about his church or your church or my church or even The Church. Instead, he's come to the realization that moving on and going to some other building doesn't necessarily help The Church. It won't help any of us if we all leave.

    For those of us, from any age group, who find ourselves frustrated or disappointed with the people or passion in our given building, we can help. We can infiltrate and help.

    Caleb give practical guidance on how to be more loving and caring to people who don't do everything the way we wish they would. He encourages people who love Jesus to also be people who love God's people. When those types of people stay and help the church grow, amazing stuff happens.

    He's seen the proof of this change. He's lived the proof and he's written about how to help The Church by staying with your church.



    All I can say is, "I want to be an infiltrator."

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    This is the first book I've read written specifically for people

    This is the first book I've read written specifically for people who are planning to leave their church and go hunting for another...or not. Or who have already left.

    If you buy this book, fast forward to Part 3, Chapter 9, When to Leave. There you will find a what I think would have been well placed in Chapter 1; but then, I'm not the writer or the publisher. I like this chapter because it contains a checklist of when it might be actually needed for you to continue with plans to leave.

    If your church passes the test, though, return to Chapter 1 and find out what do do to be a help, not a hindrance. Ever thought about being an infiltrator? Being one who helps the Lord breathe life into this ailing body? Benchwarmers--would you like to actually get into the game and help your church be a winner?

    This book contains suggestions and challenges that won't be for the faint at heart or those who would rather sit back and let George do it. Frankly, that's why your church might be ailing. Too many let-Georges and too few go-get-'ems.

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