Church Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically--From the Inside Out

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"This looks like a book about how to change the church, but don't be fooled. It's actually about how to change the world! If churches would stick out their arm and submit to this kind of transfusion they would learn again to love Jesus, to do life together, and to demonstrate God's holy righteousness and love to a broken world. This book is life-giving!"
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Overview

Praise for Church Transfusion

"This looks like a book about how to change the church, but don't be fooled. It's actually about how to change the world! If churches would stick out their arm and submit to this kind of transfusion they would learn again to love Jesus, to do life together, and to demonstrate God's holy righteousness and love to a broken world. This book is life-giving!"
Michael Frost, author, Road to Missional and The Shaping of Things to Come

"In Church Transfusion, organic church activists Neil and Phil turn their attention to helping cure the many ills and dysfunctions of the established church. They not only bring their remarkable organic sensibilities and perspectives to the task, but they provide us with a vital theology, a Jesus-based spirituality, and a working methodology of renewal in the process."
Alan Hirsch, coauthor, The Permanent Revolution, and author, The Forgotten Ways (www.alanhirsch.org)

"The Church faces challenges in the West like never before. People are looking for models and patterns that promise much, but what they find delivers little. The key is not a model, but a mindset, a DNA, core principles, that when applied change everything. Cole and Helfer provide all of that in this book. I loved it. You will have to think if you read this."
Bob Roberts, Jr, senior pastor, NorthWood Church; author, Real-Time Connections, Glocalization, Transformation, and The Multiplying Church

"Many churches today are struggling or even dying. These churches aren't in need of transition, they need a transfusion—and this book will show you how. I am grateful for Neil and Phil's passion to see the local church make a comeback."
Ed Stetzer, president, LifeWay Research; author, Comeback Churches, and coauthor, Viral Churches

"In a time when the church is under attack from forces inside and out, Neil masterfully combines absolute biblical truisms with bold, doable practices that any church can make a reality. Church Transfusion is both foundational and far-edge thinking."
Hugh Halter, author, The Tangible Kingdom and Sacrilege

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118131282
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/19/2012
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series , #63
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 881,698
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Cole is an experienced and innovative church planter and pastor. He is the cofounder and executive director of Church Multiplication Associates. He is the author of Church 3.0, Organic Church, and Journeys to Significance, all from Jossey-Bass.

Phil Helfer is the cofounder of Church Multiplication Associates and the pastor of Los Altos Grace Church. He is an expert on incorporating organic church principles into conventional churches.

ABOUT LEADERSHIP NETWORK The mission of Leadership Network identifies and connects innovative church leaders, providing them with resources in the form of new ideas, people, and tools. Contact Leadership Network at leadnet.org.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Dave Ferguson

Preface xiii
Neil Cole

Acknowledgments xvii

Part One: Change Is Possible—with God 1

1 So What’s the Difference? 3

2 Basic Organic Principles That Work in All Contexts 13

3 No Longer Business as Usual 24

4 Churches in Transfusion 42

Part Two: Implementing Change from the Inside Out 65

5 Dying as if Your Life Depended on It 67

6 Detoxifying from Dependence 82

7 How Small People Cause Big Problems 101

8 Leadershifts 114

9 Disciples, Disciples, Disciples 129

10 Water the Green Spot 136

11 Healthy Reproduction 154

12 New Measures of Success 170

13 The Price of Transfusion 185

Conclusion: Equipping People for Ministry in the World 196

Notes 199

The Authors 205

Index 207

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