The Irresistible Church
Bethany House (Baker Publishing Group)
A best-selling author and pastor at New Hope Christian
Fellowship in Honolulu, one of the nation’s fastest-growing
Churches, Cordeiro lays out a strategy and framework for
pursuing change and improvement, in The Irresistible Church:
12 Traits of a Church Heaven Applauds.
With a foreword by Willow Creek’s Bill Hybels, Cordeiro’s book defines an
irresistible church as a body of believers that is “alluring, magnetic, and relentless in its persuasion.” It is an attractive community that cannot be ignored. Cordeiro outlines
a dozen traits of an irresistible church, including that it continuously learns, hungers
for the presence of God and follows a plan.
Each chapter concludes with an action item, and Cordeiro includes a study guide
with discussion questions and Bible studies. This work will make an
excellent year-long curriculum or simply serve as a tool to get small groups
or church leadership talking. Readers will appreciate Cordeiro’s humble, God-
dependent insights and his emphasis on making church irresistible to God, not only to
-Brian Smith McCallum
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Wayne Cordeiro is the founding pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii with over 14,500 in weekend attendance. New Hope is also listed as one of the top ten most innovative churches in America with Outreach Magazine listing them as one of the "top five churches to learn from." New Hope is known for redeeming the arts and technology. Over 3000 attending services each week via the Internet. New Hope has seen over 73,000 first time decisions in Hawaii since its inception 26 years ago.