Let's face it. Church isn't working. We hear sermons about the abundant life Jesus promised, but how many of us are actually living it? How many of our churches are thriving? How many people in our congregations are experiencing God's blessings? Maybe it's time to call it quits.
Quit church? Well, not exactly.
Drawing from his experience coaching hundreds of churches toward true growth, Chris Sonksen calls on us to quit our casual, cultural commitment to church as we know it. No more half-hearted attempts to win the favor of God and other people by doing the right thing. No more doing things out of a sense of duty. Instead, Sonksen reveals the spiritual habits that release the blessings of God, both on each individual and on the church. He explains why we struggle to put these practices into action and gives practical solutions to move us forward into health, growth, and maturity.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Chris Sonksen is the author of When Your Church Feels Stuck. His personal experience comes from his own success in pioneering South Hills Church, a multicampus church that has been widely recognized for its unprecedented growth and strategic approaches to doing ministry. In addition, Chris's church growth expertise has led him to found Church BOOM, an organization that has provided personal coaching to more than 300 churches and impacted thousands of leaders. Chris and his wife, Laura, have two children and live in Southern California.
Table of Contents
Foreword Dave Ferguson 11
Introduction: Just Quit Already 15
1 Quit Expecting to Wake Up in Heaven 29
2 Quit Giving Your Money Away 45
3 Quit Helping Out 63
4 Quit Hoping People Will Come 79
5 Quit Stopping By 97
6 Quit Your Church Friends 113
Conclusion: It's Quitting Time 129