Quit Church

Because Your Life Would Be Better If You Did

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"This book calls people to quit--to give up, to surrender, to let go of the actions, attitudes, and approaches that have held them back--and to start experiencing all God has for their life and for the life of their church. Get your church to read it, and raise up a tribe of quitters."--Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker; lead pastor, National Community Church

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Let's face it. Church isn't working. How many of us are actually living the abundant life Jesus promised? How many of our churches are thriving? How many of us are experiencing God's blessings? Maybe it's time to call it quits.

Quit church? Well, not exactly.

Drawing from his experience coaching hundreds of churches toward true growth, Chris Sonksen calls on us to quit our casual, cultural commitment to church as we know it. No more half-hearted attempts to win the favor of God and other people by doing the right thing. No more doing things out of a sense of duty. Instead, Sonksen reveals the spiritual habits that release the blessings of God, both on each individual and on the church. He explains why we struggle to put these practices into action and gives practical solutions to move us forward into health, growth, and maturity.


"Every now and again a book comes along that has the potential to revolutionize your life and the life of your church. Quit Church is one of those books."--Jamie Stahler, vice president, Outreach, Inc.
 
"I know this book will be a great win for leaders in all walks of life. Get it: get it to your team, get it to your family, and watch what God does through it."--Dino Rizzo, executive director, Association of Related Churches


Chris Sonksen is the author of When Your Church Feels Stuck, the founding and lead pastor of South Hills Church, and the founder of Church BOOM, an organization that has provided personal coaching to more than one thousand churches and impacted thousands of leaders. Chris and his wife, Laura, have two children and live in Southern California.


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"This book calls people to quit--to give up, to surrender, to let go of the actions, attitudes and approaches that have held them back--and to start experiencing all God has for their life and for the life of their church. Get your church to read it, and raise up a tribe of quitters."

Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker; lead pastor, National Community Church

"I love it when someone challenges me to see the familiar from a radically different viewpoint. My friend Chris Sonksen does just that in Quit Church. You'll find it challenging and transformational, and after reading this book, you won't do church as usual."

Sam Chand, leadership consultant; author of Bigger Faster Leadership

"Every now and again a book comes along that has the potential to revolutionize your life and the life of your church. Quit Church is one of those books. It challenges you in six crucial areas to stop doing church as usual and to start pursuing all God has for your future. If you will take the time to read this book and apply the principles that Chris brilliantly lays out, you will find a fresh new perspective and passion for your spiritual journey."

Jamie Stahler, vice president, Outreach, Inc.

"Chris Sonksen is a proven leader and trusted voice who shares powerful wisdom in Quit Church. These principles can change your entire experience of God and community. Don't miss this important book!"

Jud Wilhite, author of Pursued; senior pastor, Central Church

"I assume that when you saw the title of this book, you did a double take. And that is exactly what I love about Chris. His insight into leadership and church dynamics is so keen, and his ability to communicate complex truth in an engaging, tangible way can stop you dead in your tracks. Should you really 'quit church'? I'll let you decide, but not until you've dug into this gold mine. You will be surprised at what you read, but in the very best kind of way."

Clayton King, teaching pastor, Newspring Church; author of Overcome and Stronger

"I love the premise of this book. Right from the introduction, Chris Sonksen reminds us that there's still so much more God has for us. And knowing what to quit is one of the greatest keys to moving into the new thing God has in store. I know this book will be a great win for leaders in all walks of life. It will have a strong impact on the way we serve and love others, too. Get it: get it to your team, get it to your family, and watch what God does through it."

Dino Rizzo, executive director, Association of Related Churches

"Chris's simple and direct approach to this topic has the potential to revolutionize the average churchgoer's experience. This is a must read for every church. It will change your life and the life of your church."

Herbert Cooper, author of But God; lead pastor, People's Church

"I never thought I'd endorse the idea of 'quitting church,' until I read Chris Sonksen's intriguing new book, Quit Church. This fresh perspective is for everyone who attends church. What would it be like if believers stopped doing church like 'business as usual' and engaged in a way that tapped into the life-changing power and potential of God? Chis takes us through six attitude shifts that can change your life and the life of your church."

Dan Reiland, executive pastor, 12Stone Church


The Author

  1. Chris Sonksen

    Chris Sonksen

    Chris Sonksen understands church growth and how to help pastors who may feel stuck because their church isn't growing. His personal experience comes from his own success in pioneering South Hills Church, a multi-campus church that has been widely recognized...

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