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Posts by Cory Williams

Posts by Cory Williams

20 Quotes | Sticky Church

Sticky Church by Larry Osborne is an excellent book on the role of small groups in the life of the church. While some of the concepts are very specific to Osborne’s church context and leadership convictions, much of what he shares is transferrable. You’ll likely notice the similarities to Park City Church’s groups strategy and emphasis. I hope you enjoy these 20 Quotes from the work. We’ve often become so focused on reaching people that we’ve forgotten the importance of…

20 Quotes | Bonhoeffer’s Life Together

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together is one of my favorite books on Christian community. In Life Together, Bonhoeffer offers a helpful and realistic view of what God has given us in our relationships within the body of Christ. The first chapter gives a captivating and compelling description of Christian community. From there, Bonhoeffer moves into particular applications regarding a day in community, a day in solitude, ministry toward one another, and eating the Lord’s Supper together. I tried to mainly highlight…

How to Recruit People to a Small Group

How to Recruit to Your Small Group Getting a group up and running is a hard thing to do. In this article, I am going to give you three cautions and three suggestions for getting people to attend your small group. I hope you find these helpful. First, here are three cautions when recruiting people into a group. On the positive side, here are three things that you can do to try to recruit to your group: As you can…

20 Quotes | Corporate Worship

Corporate Worship: How the Church Gathers as God’s People by Matt Merker. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Publishing, 2021. Corporate Worship is a part of 9Marks Building Healthy Churches Series and is an excellent primer on the subject. Here are 20 Quotes that I found to be particularly helpful: There’s a connection between how a congregation understands itself to be a church, and the way it worships as a church. (24) Scripture teaches that there is a time “when you come together…

Book Review | Caring Enough To Confront

Caring Enough to Confront by David Augsburger (Regel Publishing, 2009) is a wonderful book on an often neglected aspect of honest communication. Originally published in 1973, this book has withstood the passing of time and has sold over half a million copies. I am self-admittedly very bad at handling conflict. To use Augsburger’s labeling of conflict management styles, my natural reaction is usually the “No Way—Avoid” strategy. That is why I found this book so useful. The book helped me…

20 Quotes | Ortlund’s The Gospel

The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ (Crossway, 2014) by Ray Ortlund, Jr. is a fantastic little book. At Park City, we give copies out to people who are seeking formal membership at our church. We do this because we think Ray is absolutely right about the necessity of gospel-culture in our church community. We don’t simply want to affirm the gospel on paper, we want it to be evident in the beauty of our relationships. Here…

20 Quotes | Gentle and Lowly

Gentle and Lowly is a special book. It has helped many readers capture the essence of the heart of Christ. Here are some quotes that really stood out to me: The point in saying that Jesus is lowly is that he is accessible. For all his resplendent glory and dazzling holiness, his supreme uniqueness and otherness, no one in human history has ever been more approachable than Jesus Christ…You don’t need to unburden or collect yourself and then come to…

20 Quotes | The Master Plan of Evangelism

The Master Plan of Evangelism (Revell Publishing, 1986) by Dr. Robert Coleman is a classic text. Here are twenty quotes that I found particularly helpful: When His plan is reflected upon, the basic philosophy is so different from that of the modern church that its implications are nothing less than revolutionary. (19) Jesus devoted most of His remaining life on earth to these few disciples. He literally staked His whole ministry upon them. (27) Having called his men, Jesus made…