Vision: Lost And Found

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This free eBook is an excerpt (six chapters) from Granger Community Church’s Tim Stevens’s 2012 book,Vision: Lost and Found: The Story of a Church That Got Stuck but Didn’t Stay There (Exponential Series).

In this excerpt, Stevens focuses on the evolution in thinking that he and other Granger Community Church leaders went through as they evaluated both missional and attractional approaches to doing and being the church. Stevens shares that in February 2010, Granger leaders looked at each other and asked a hard question: Is the sheer number of “unchurched” people in our area any less than it was 25 years ago before Granger existed? That question, and this excerpt, set the stage for what would eventually define the church’s well-known transition to “both/and,” choosing to be both attractional and missional. Stevens’ story-telling compels readers to download the full book to discover the rest of Granger’s unstuck story still being written today. Stevens offers an in-depth look at both missional and attractional approaches and gives us an insider look at why and how he and Granger leaders wrestled with both. He also includes a mini glossary of terms central to the missional movement.

Tim Stevens
As a pastor at Granger Community Church since 1994, Tim Stevens’s leadership has helped them connect with people who think church is irrelevant. He has done this through the creative blending of architecture, strategy and technology. He’s acutely tuned in to pop culture and is instrumental in balancing operations, building creative teams and inspiring artists to brand each message series and sharpen the guest experience. Stevens has co-authored three books in the “Simply Strategic” series, is author of Pop Goes the Church and the brand new release, Vision: Lost and Found. You can connect with Tim at LeadingSmart.com, on Twitter @timastevens, or at facebook.com/tstevens.
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