What is The Other Half of Church? That is the name of a ground-breaking new book by Jim Wilder and Michel Hendricks. The title flows from the thesis of the book that the Western church, for the most part, has been trying to “do church,” i.e. become disciples of Jesus, with only half of our brains. In part, the book is based on exciting new discoveries from neuroscience as to how both halves of the brain actually work together and how a person’s character is formed and transformed. The book is also forged out of years of ministry experience of working with people to help them become genuine disciples of Jesus. Some things work for some, some things don’t work for everyone, some things don’t really work at all in terms of actually being formed into the image of Christ.
Our entire staff recently read through and discussed this groundbreaking book. All of the material is accessible to a layperson and a lot of it is very practical, as in “How can I do this?” I am excited to be able to share this book and a series of discussions around it with the congregation.
We will hold eight discussion sessions (one per chapter) on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00-8:30, beginning on October 12 in the Cafe. We will skip the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but still be able to conclude our study by Wednesday, December 7.