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Sifted: Pursuing Growth through Trials, Challenges, and Disappointments | [Wayne Cordeiro, Francis Chan, Larry Osborne]

Sifted: Pursuing Growth through Trials, Challenges, and Disappointments

Planting and leading a new church is not easy. There are the inevtiable setbacks and challenges that come with launching anything new. And the process will test and try a leader’s faith, as they face discouragment, loneliness, and failure. In this book, pastor and seasoned chuch leader Wayne Cordeiro speaks the truth in love, offering wisdom and insight to prepare leaders as they face the difficulties and hardships of church planting, while providing encouragement and inspiration for the journey.
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Planting and leading a new church is not easy. There are the inevtiable setbacks and challenges that come with launching anything new. And the process will test and try a leader’s faith, as they face discouragment, loneliness, and failure. In this book, pastor and seasoned chuch leader Wayne Cordeiro speaks the truth in love, offering wisdom and insight to prepare leaders as they face the difficulties and hardships of church planting, while providing encouragement and inspiration for the journey.

Sifted is based on Jesus’ encouragement to Peter in Luke 22 to keep his faith and minister to others from his weakness. An experienced practitioner, Wayne shares the things he wishes he’d known when he was starting a new church. With additional stories from other prominent, seasoned leaders, each chapter includes a thought-provoking challenge question to develop a heart that is surrendered to God, focused on “being and becoming” versus “doing and accomplishing.” Wayne writes about a healthy integration and balance of personal care and leadership amidst the difficulties of the church-planting journey.

Loneliness and discouragement are normal in church planting, but God cares more about our journey of faith and who we are becoming than our worldly accomplishments and the churches we build. Church planting is an ongoing process of surrender, personal growth, and character development.

The book will challenge leaders to persevere and rededicate themselves to their calling, their marriage, and their family. Instead of a “how-to” book on models and methods, this is a combination of a self-assessment book that challenges leaders’ scorecards of success, encourages leaders to realize that they are not alone in what they are experiencing, and provides wisdom for the long haul to position younger leaders for a life of ministry in which they will finish strong.

©2012 Wayne Cordiero (P)2012 Zondervan

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    "The question is not whether we will suffer, the question is how we choose to suffer. We can suffer purely taking offense to what others will say growing bitter because we aren't getting what we deserve. It we can suffer according to Gods "

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    Yes, I find Francis Chan to be the greatest pastor that I have ever met. I have met some of the greatest men of our time but none have walked the talk as Francis has. Who do you know will tithe 50%?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Francis Chan, he has the ability to tell you and say things in such a manner that you would not allow any one to tell you. Francis loves those he preaches to so much that he will say it and yes it might sting for a second but it is spiritual medicine.


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    If you ever have the opportunity to see Francis preach, go! He is amazing. Please remember that he I human and is not God but the Spirit does flow from his words.

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    Would you listen to Sifted again? Why?

    Yes, the journey with Christ is seasonal. We face trying times and need to be reminded we are not alone and that God has a purpose for all our experiences.


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    Every Pastor and Student of the word of God should have this book on their shelf. If you know of a Pastor going through a time of struggle, this book is for them.

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