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Vertical Church

Vertical Church

What Every Heart Longs For. What Every Church Can Be.

By James MacDonald

"I didn't just read this book—I savored it. It's packed with great content that every pastor, whether rookie or a veteran, will benefit from.

—Rick Warren, Pastor, Saddleback Church

About Vertical Church

About Vertical Church

Vertical Church points to a new day where God is the seeker, and we are the ones found.

Read a Book Excerpt

Read a Book Excerpt

This is a calling to all horizontal-church models with one emphasis or another to embrace the reality that no model of church as "work for God" can ever replicate or come remotely close to church as "encounter with God."

About the Author: James MacDonald

About the Author: James MacDonald

In addition to being an author and pastor, James' ministry includes a training center for pastors, a year-round camp, a biblical counseling center, a disaster recovery organization, and a Christian school.

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

Read what Rick Warren, Mark Driscoll, Craig Groeschel, and other pastors are saying about the fresh and challenging mandate of Vertical Church.

The Vertical Church Tour

The Vertical Church Tour

Attend a Vertical Church live event in your city soon!

Book Club Roundtable

One Hymn, Two Theological Visions

One Hymn, Two Theological Visions

Bruce Epperly

For McDonald, power, glory, and sovereignty are the primary defining characteristics of God. Love is important but, as I read McDonald, love is conditioned more by divine power than power by divine love.

Unapologetic Preaching

Unapologetic Preaching

Daniel Harrell

I remain astonished that anybody in a media-driven culture like our own would drive to a building to sit in a pew for an hour just to hear somebody talk about God. But they do. MacDonald would say of course they do.

From a Seasoned Shepherd

From a Seasoned Shepherd

Brandan Robertson

The Vertical Church is by far, the most God focused, Christ centered book on the church I have ever read.

Join the Roundtable Discussion!

Join the Roundtable Discussion!

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Selected entries may receive a free copy of one of our future book club books!

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