Shouldn’t church be… more?

If you’ve ever driven home on a Sunday with that question on your mind, you are not alone. When we read about the church in the Bible there’s a beauty and an appeal to it that so often seems missing.

In our busy, distracted, consumeristic world it seems as though becoming a self-sacrificial, tight-knit, Christlike family like the early Christians is a pipe dream.

In Church Reset: God’s Design for So Much More, Jack Wilkie traces the problem back to its roots to show how we’ve deviated from God’s plan and how we can get back on track.

How can we stop operating as an organization and start living like a family? How do we stop creating church customers and start making dedicated disciples? How do we abandon man-made strategies and rediscover the power of God’s design?

Church Reset casts an exciting vision for what Christ’s church can be by pointing back to what it was meant to be from the very start.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed your book. So much to ponder and pray about.” – Krista C.

“This is a great book. It covers issues I’ve wrestled with for years. I started teaching a men’s Bible class tonight using this book. A huge amount of interest. Ran out of books, have to order more.” – Steve F.

“I am loving this book! My husband and I are studying it together and it has been so rewarding. We bought a copy for our son who preaches and he is gaining so much from it as well.”

“An excellent read, lots of things to ponder, but much more importantly than that there is much we need to put into practice. Leaning on God together, deepening relationships as the body of Christ and prayerfully moving forward as we’re led by the Spirit.” – Jason K.

Most of us don’t remember learning how to speak. At some point, we started with one word and have continued learning words and how to use them ever since. We learned from an early age that if we want to understand what’s happening around us and help others understand us, we need to communicate accurately through our choice of words.

But what if we were to learn a word incorrectly? In that case, we would continue to think of and use the word incorrectly until someone corrected us or until we came across an example of it being used properly. For example, in her early speaking days my toddler often excitedly referred to orange as “app-poes!” After a few weeks of corrections— “No, this is an orange and that is an apple”—she came to understand that apples are green and red and taste a certain way, while oranges are, well, orange and taste much differently. If we hadn’t said anything she’d still be calling them by the wrong names.

Is it possible this is what happened to us with the word “church”? Did our understanding of what church means come from the Bible, or from the picture we were given as children or as new converts? When we talk about the church, are we referring to it the same way God intended, or are we calling oranges apples?

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A number of congregations have been using Church Reset in their Bible classes and small group studies. Each chapter highlights various biblical texts and finishes with discussion questions, making it a perfectly adaptable resource for your next study.

We’re excited to be able to offer discount pricing for bulk orders of the paperback edition. Orders of 10 copies or more will be given a 10% discount, and orders of 25 copies or more will be given 25% off.

You can order the paperback here and the discount will automatically be calculated at checkout. We also offer a combo with the brand new Teacher’s Edition, plus group study packs of 5 copies or 10 copies that include the Teacher’s Edition as well.

Church Reset is available as a paperback, an eBook, and a downloadable audiobook. Click the image to shop for your preferred format.