And: The Gathered And Scattered Church

Paperback | May 1, 2010

byHugh Halter

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AND, by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay, asks and provides an answer for one of the most important questions for church leaders today: What is happening to the church in America? By all appearances, it looks like we are “doing” church better than we ever have. In the past thirty years the number of mega-churches has increased from under 100 to over 7,500. In the past ten years the number of multi-site churches has increased from under 100 to over 2,000. By the numbers, these church movements enjoy the national platform, the national voice, and the resources to profoundly impact the Kingdom. In spite of the rapid growth of these prevailing church movements, why is the Western church still in massive decline? Numerous books have been written documenting the flight of members from the institutional church. This is not another book about how to do church better or how to just get people back into the pews. AND helps you—whether you are a mega-church, traditional, contemporary, or organic church leader—focus on the vast majority of unchurched Christians and non-believers who are not moving toward any form of church. You will learn how to value existing church forms—attracting people to a physical church and releasing people into hands-on ministry … bringing together the very best of the attractional and missional models for church ministry. AND will equip you and all church leaders to value existing church forms while catalyzing a missional movement of incarnational people into the world for Jesus Christ. AND is the second book in the Exponential Series—a partnership between Exponential Network, Leadership Network, and Zondervan featuring several signature books each year to tell the reproducing church story, celebrate the diversity of models and approaches God is using to reproduce healthy congregations, and highlight the innovative practices of healthy reproducing churches.

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AND, by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay, asks and provides an answer for one of the most important questions for church leaders today: What is happening to the church in America? By all appearances, it looks like we are “doing” church better than we ever have. In the past thirty years the number of mega-churches has increased from under 100 ...

Hugh Halter is the national director of Missio, serving as a mentor to a global network of missional leaders and church planters. He is lead architect of Adullam, a congregational network of missional communities in Denver, Colorado (www.adullamdenver.com), and is the coauthor of The Tangible Kingdom with Matt Smay.Matt Smay serves as ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310325854

ISBN - 13:9780310325857

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from And! A must read for those in church leadership Tis is the most helpful book I've read on church structure and purpose of today's church. Personal, real, challenging and fresh this book blew my traditional church mindset and presuppositions out of the water! To embrace the scattering mission of the church is to create the continued need for the gathering of the church. Thanks for bringing to light one of the most challenging answers to the decline of the church in North America.
Date published: 2013-04-26

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"No one has influenced my missional trajectory more than Hugh and Matt. AND has inspired and motivated me as a spiritual leader to position the bride toward beautiful community and life-altering mission. This is the book to read if your heart is still captured by the church and you can't help but keep 'fighting for a better day.'" -- Jen Hatmaker