Called to Stay: An Uncompromising Mission to Save Your Church [NOOK Book]

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Will You Stay?

Caleb Breakey prays to God you do.

In Called to Stay Breakey takes a refreshingly honest look at the church, the problem of Millennials leaving, and the stark reality of why the church desperately needs them. He holds nothing back as he unleashes an ambitious rallying cry to heal the church ...

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Overview

Will You Stay?

Caleb Breakey prays to God you do.

In Called to Stay Breakey takes a refreshingly honest look at the church, the problem of Millennials leaving, and the stark reality of why the church desperately needs them. He holds nothing back as he unleashes an ambitious rallying cry to heal the church and inject his generation’s desire for truth, passion, and conviction into other believers.

Caleb knows that answering the challenge of his own generation leads to a transformed church.

And a changed church can change the world.


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"In an age of disillusionment and frustration with the modern church, I appreciate the heartbeat of Called to Stay. Never stop believing and become an integral part of the movement that is the hope of the world. I'm called to stay...are you?"
Josh Griffin, High School Pastor, Saddleback Church and cofounder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com

"Finally, a book that's hitting the bull's-eye of one of the most needed and missing teachings among new generations today. If young people truly understand what church is, then so much of the negative leaving, church-hopping, and disillusionment will shift into a powerful, proactive, positive new direction that has the potential to impact millions."
Dan Kimball, Author of They Like Jesus but Not the Church

"There are a thousand things wrong with the church?and at least as many critics eager to tell us exactly what those things are. How refreshing to encounter Called to Stay, a clarion call to stick with the church despite her many shortcomings. The great myth of this generation is that you can love Jesus but not the church, that Christ can be separated from his bride. Caleb exposes this myth and, with humor, warmth, and practical insights, calls people back. Reading this book will accomplish Caleb's goal of making you 'fall deeper in love with Jesus and his beautiful mess of a bride.'"
Drew Dyck, managing editor of Leadership Journal and author of Generation Ex-Christian

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736955430
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 641,660
  • File size: 368 KB

Meet the Author

Caleb Breakey is a former journalist and author of Called to Stay. Caleb is a frequent conference speaker with a sincere passion to lead, challenge, and inspire others in discussions about relationships, the church, and radically following Jesus. He lives in Washington State with his wife, Brittney.
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  • Posted November 10, 2013

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    Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite In his book Call

    Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

    In his book Called to Stay, author Caleb Breakey challenges all who have doubts about their own Christian belief system to rally to the cause and heal the church they have left because of disenchantment. Because many become angry with church organization, teachings, or the political dynamics of the church, they choose to leave it rather than work to make necessary changes. Breakey confronts those individuals and encourages them to rally to the cause of change. The author was once a break-away member who now believes that course is far too easy for true believers. In order to begin to heal the church, the reader must first begin to heal the self. This is not done in a judgmental manner; rather it is intended to show the reader that healing is a methodical process, whether with an individual or with an organization.

    The book is both challenging and humorous - the perfect mix to capture the attention of those who believe the private path is the answer to their spiritual journey. Called to Stay is Caleb Breakey's way of telling readers that it just might take a bit more courage and conviction to fix the problem rather than walk away from it. Although older church members can benefit from the challenges to explore, the book is directed to the younger generation, those who believe they can go it alone, without a church espousing archaic beliefs and traditions. There is even a section to help the reader decide when it IS time to leave and go elsewhere. If you want a no-nonsense book with direction and purpose to help you stay the course, consider pondering the challenges in Called to Stay.

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  • Posted November 5, 2013

    This book should be in every church library, every pastor should

    This book should be in every church library, every pastor should read this, and every believer who wants to reach others for Christ (which should be all of us) should have this book in their hands.

    Called to Stay is not for those people who are upset about the color the walls, or the type of carpet in the church. This book is for those that are frustrated with that type of thinking, who long for more in their church, who are considering leaving their church because people around them seem content with surface level Christianity.

    Caleb encourages believers to become infiltrators in their churches, to be examples of what we know Christ has called us to be.

    This book is really so much more than calling believers to stay, it really is a book on deeper faith.

    I highly recommend this book to any believer how wants more for their church, who is tired of surface level Sunday mornings. We can make a difference, we can do this together through the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Let's stay :)

    A copy of this book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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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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