VIDEO: Andy Stanley talks about quitting First Baptist, and the healing process

It’s been seventeen years since Andy Stanley left his father’s First Baptist Church in Atlanta.  Seventeen years since Charles Stanley’s controversial divorce, and seventeen years since the rift that caused the father/son ministry team to separate. Last month, Andy Stanley spoke at First Baptist to honor his father’s 80th birthday.  And he opened up to 

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Tim Keller or Andy Stanley: Who's right?

Leadership Journal recently interviewed both Tim Keller and Andy Stanley.  Both have recently written books on reaching communities. But Andy and Tim are very different from each other in their approach. This LJ article shows the differences and the similarities that you might find interesting: Geographically, New York and Atlanta are less than 900 miles 

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Andy Stanley: How you approach your preaching can hinder your message

Andy Stanley has some preaching advice that he shared at the NewSpring Leadership Conference: “It’s really your approach, and not your content, that determines how well that you engage unchurched people…If we’re not willing to adjust our sails and adjust our approach, you can spend your entire life … telling the truth and driving people 

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