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Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens / Edition 1
     

Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens / Edition 1

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by Neil Cole
 

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ISBN-10: 078798129X

ISBN-13: 2900787981296

Pub. Date: 09/02/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Churches have tried all kinds of ways to attract new and younger members-revised vision statements, hipper worship, contemporary music, livelier sermons, bigger and better auditoriums. But there are still so many people who aren't being reached, who don't want to come to church. And the truth is that attendance at church on Sundays does not necessarily transform lives

Overview

Churches have tried all kinds of ways to attract new and younger members-revised vision statements, hipper worship, contemporary music, livelier sermons, bigger and better auditoriums. But there are still so many people who aren't being reached, who don't want to come to church. And the truth is that attendance at church on Sundays does not necessarily transform lives; God's presence in our hearts is what changes us. Leaders and laypeople everywhere are realizing that they need new and more powerful ways to help them spread God's Word.

According to international church starter and pastor Neil Cole, if we want to connect with young people and those who are not coming to church, we must go where people congregate. Cole shows readers how to plant the seeds of the Kingdom of God in the places where life happens and where culture is formed-restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, parks, locker rooms, and neighborhoods. Organic Church offers a hands-on guide for demystifying this new model of church and shows the practical aspects of implementing it.

While it may seem revolutionary, this model of church-bringing God's message where people are rather than expecting them to show up at church-is in keeping with the message of Jesus, who lived among the people of his time. Organic Church shows how we can return to those ancient roots by letting the church be alive, organic, growing, spreading in the most likely and unlikely places.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900787981296
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/02/2005
Series:
Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

About Leadership Networkxi
Forewordxiii
Prefacexvii
Introductionxxi
Part 1Roots of the Organic Church1
1Ride Out with Me!3
2Awakening to a New Kind of Church17
3The Zombie Bride Lives!31
4A Dangerous Question47
Part 2The Organic Nature of the Kingdom of God59
5Kingdom 101: You Reap What You Sow ... and You Eat What You Reap61
6An Enchanted Kingdom with Magic Seeds, Fast-Growing Trees, and a Beautiful Bride to Rescue83
7We All Began as Zygotes91
Part 3From the Microscope to the Telescope107
8Mapping the DNA of Christ's Body109
9Epidemic Expansion Starts in the Genes123
Part 4The Epidemic Kingdom and How It Spreads141
10It Takes Guts to Care for People143
11Me and Osama Are Close159
12The How-To of Spreading the Epidemic171
Part 5The Call to Organic Church193
13Falling with Style195
14Tales That Really Mattered207
Notes219
Acknowledgments225
About the Author227
Subject Index229
Scriptural Index235

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