The Leadership Issue

Inside the Sept/Oct Issue

The Leadership Issue

In his new book, Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend, Andy Stanley explores what it means for a church to be both missional and attractional—following, he insists, the pattern of Christ Himself. On the occasion of the book’s release, Outreach magazine spoke with the author and pastor on a wide range of topics related to his own journey and his vision for the church.

Also in this issue, a dozen leaders discuss their approach to 12 challenges facing the church, Dan Reiland underscores five essentials of leadership development and Ryan Meeks reveals a successful, church-tested path for creating committed volunteers.

Don’t Miss

Leading Leaders

Confronting 12 leadership challenges facing the church, by Chris Hodges, Derwin Gray, Dino Rizzo, Dave Ferguson, Samuel Rodriguez, Gabe Lyons, Mark Driscoll, Ken Fong, Jenni Catron, Jo Saxton, James MacDonald and Kevin DeYong

The Leadership Investment

5 practical elements to help you build and lead a network of visionary leaders in your church

Impassioned Volunteers

How love, lean ministry and focus on Christ’s mission create attendees committed to serving at EastLake Church

Andy Stanley: The Outreach Interview

“You do the right thing, and you trust God with the consequences. Period. It’s just that simple.”.

ALSO: How seminaries are emphasizing relationships as they link technology to theology

Plus, In Each Issue

PULSE: We take the pulse of outreach today as we report on what churches are doing to connect with their communities.

IDEAS: Church-tested ideas for seasonal and targeted ministries for any church, any size

VOICES: Trends and commentary on culture, faith and thought

COLUMNS: Perspective on outreach from Ed Stetzer, Dan Kimball, Bobby Greunewald, Brad Powell and Mark DeYmaz.

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James P. Long
James P. Long

James P. Long is the editor of Outreach magazine and is the author of a number of books, including Why Is God Silent When We Need Him the Most?