In Sticky Church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry.
It's a strategy that enabled Osborne's congregation to grow from a handful of people to one of the larger churches in the nation - without any marketing or special programming. Sticky Church tells the inspiring story of North Coast Church's phenomenal growth and offers practical tips for launching your own sermon-based small group ministry.
- Why stickiness is so important
- Why most of our discipleship models don't work very well
- Why small groups always make a church more honest and transparent
- What makes groups grow deeper and sticker over time
Sticky Church is an ideal book for church leaders who want to start or retool their small group ministry - and velcro their congregation to the Bible and each other.
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I really enjoyed this book. It's not a church growth book but gave some insights on how churches can grow. There were several things that stood out to me with one being the thought that EVERY SUNDAY IS A GREAT SUNDAY TO INVITE PEOPLE TO CHURCH.