Why is there so little agreement on what it means to be a Christian?
In this eight-session video-based Bible study, join pastor and bestselling author Andy Stanley as he examines the characteristics Jesus used to define those who follow him and the implications these characteristics have for believers today.
In Christian: It's Not What You Think, you'll learn:
- The one word that should be descriptive of every Christian.
- How Jesus' followers should treat those who are outside the faith.
- Why people love Jesus but can't stand his followers.
So, what does it mean to be Christian? Curiously, the term 'Christian' was a label used by outsiders to define Jesus' followers. Jesus simply used 'disciple' to describe his followers and stressed the fact that they would be known by their love—a radical concept not only in their day, but in ours as well.
Throughout these eight sessions, Andy Stanley unpacks the qualities Jesus prescribes for his followers that made them unique. What if believers today embodied these traits and put them before all others? Would the non-believing world put aside its derisive definition of 'Christian' and instead know us by our love?
- Brand Recognition
- Insiders, Outsiders
- Showing Up
- When Gracie Met Truthy
- Angry Birds
- Working It Out
This pack contains one participant's guide and one DVD.
About the Author
Communicator, author, and pastor Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries (NPM) in 1995. Today, NPM consists of eight churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 180 churches around the globe that collectively serve over 200,000 people weekly. As host of Your Move with Andy Stanley, which delivers over 10.5 million messages each month through television, digital platforms, and podcasts, and author of more than 20 books, including Irresistible; Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets; and Deep & Wide, Andy is considered one of the most influential pastors in America.