In Going Deep Gordon MacDonald uses a fictional story about him pastoring a church to illustrate how to cultivate deep people. Through the story, MacDonald explores the necessity of cultivating deep people in his church give it a future. Deep people are ones who follow Jesus as His disciples.

Through the story, MacDonald learns from a rabbi how rabbis in Jesus’ time invited disciples to follow them to learn their ways. He invites a small group of people who have deepness potential to spend one day for forty weeks spending a few hours under the discipleship of MacDonald and his wife, as well as mentors once a month.


The lessons from MacDonald’s story have potential to change churches and people. It’s a great read for pastors and church leaders as well as anyone seeking a deeper life.

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