AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church (Exponential Series)

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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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About the Author:

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 the director of the Missional Church Apprenticeship Practicum for Missio, where he works directly with church planters and existing church pastors as a mentor, coach, and consultant, and he is also a leader of Adullam. Matt lives near Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Maren, and daughter, Maegan. He is an avid golfer, loves mountain biking and fly-fishing, and enjoys the outdoors with his family.

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"When Hugh Halter and Matt Smay told me about the concept of the book AND, I thought it was brilliant. It is so easy for a body of believers to emphasize either the corporate gathering OR the missional communities, often to the neglect of the other. At times, the methodological boundary lines have felt like the evangelical civil war with cannon shots fired at one another while the lost world stood aside with their ears covered. AND unites the divided methods with the singular motivation of the gospel and urges the church to focus on the mission of Jesus in the sanctuaries AND in the streets." --Scott Thomas, director, Acts 29 Network, Global Church Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle

"Hugh and Matt speak to the church with vulnerability, practical experience, and an engaging style. This book is a timely addition to the ongoing missional church conversation; it is easy to read, insightful, and helps to build needed bridges." --Neil Cole, author, Organic Church and Organic Church 3.0

"By helping us recover our fundamental identity as missionaries and going toe to toe with the curse and baggage of consumerism, Halter and Smay give fresh stories and insights into what it will take to recover movements here in the U.S. They have stumbled on the genius of the AND, and they are calling us all to lay down our petty arguments about forms and begin to pursue afresh the mission of God in all its forms. Read this book only if you are ready to take notes, repent often, and apply practical advice for pursuing the mission of God wherever you are." --Matt Carter and Michael Stewart, pastors, The Austin Stone Community Church

"In this pioneering book, Hugh and Matt extend their vision for incarnational community by offering a model of integration for established churches. Because both of them are long-term innovators, trainers, and practitioners of incarnational mission, this book has real significance and effectively advances our thinking on the critical edge. Well done guys." --Alan Hirsch, director of Future Travelers, author of The Forgotten Ways

"Hugh and Matt get it. The issue especially in the American Church is not the form or the technology. It's about what each leader is gifted and given to become in their context. Forms are dictated by multiple streams of input and relational intersection. May there be a new diaspora of AND churches." --Dave Gibbons, pastor, NewSong, author, The Monkey and the Fish

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