Finding Organic Church

Author: Frank Viola
Editor: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781403528
Size: 17,75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the bestselling author of Reimagining Church comes an essential guide that provides practical, effective tools for finding vibrant Christian communities. Driven by a passion for the body of Christ, Frank Viola has written some of today's most authoritative and celebrated works on the growing home, organic, and missional church movements. Now Viola shares practical keys to a healthy and successful church plant. Viola contends that many congregations today are struggling to survive, not because of bad planning, but poor planting. He presents an essential guide for starting and nourishing organic churches in any culture. Drawing from both Scripture and a wealth of experience, Viola offers real-world tools, insights, and practical suggestions so churches won't just grow, but thrive.

Bethany Resurrected Church

Author: Richard Spencer
ISBN: 1326025775
Size: 20,30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 359

This book is a record of a conversation between Jesus and part of his bride - one local church. We will follow this conversation over a number of years as he revealed more and more of his vision for his church. He said to the man who would be the first among the first apostles, "I will build my church," and we will follow how he has been building us into the community that he wants us to be.

Organic Church

Author: Neil Cole
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787997846
Size: 19,52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 234

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.

Disciple Making Is

Author: Dave Earley
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433677008
Size: 13,59 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Disciple Making Is... stands as one of the most thorough books yet offered regarding how to make disciples. In thirty brief, hard-hitting but easily accessible chapters, the entire scope of disciple making is presented in a way that will inspire and inform the reader to obey the Great Commission with great passion. Grounded on a solid biblical foundation, authors Dave Earley and Rod Dempsey -- both veterans of one-on-one, collegiate, small group, and local church discipleship -- share their practical insights on how to best reproduce reproducers of Christ’s message. Each compelling entry is set up to finish the sentence that begins with the book’s title. For example, Disciple Making Is . . . "Embracing the Cross," "Forsaking All to Follow Jesus," "Living on Mission," "Launching an Unstoppable Force," "Mentoring Disciples as Jesus Did," "Multiplying Disciple-Makers as Paul Did," "Creating a Healthy Church," and more.

The Theology Of Dallas Willard

Author: Gary Black
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621898202
Size: 12,76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 421

Evangelical Christianity in the United States is currently in a dramatic state of change. Yet amidst this sometimes tumultuous religious environment a rather unique blend of both ancient and contemporary Christian theology has found its way into the hearts and minds of emerging generations of Christians. The Theology of Dallas Willard both describes and conveys the essence of this increasingly popular and perhaps mediating view of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Blending both a prophetic critique with pastoral encouragement, Willard's unique understanding of the reality present within a life lived as a disciple of Jesus in the kingdom of God is attracting both new and traditional Christians to reconsider their faith.

Organic Community Mersion Emergent Village Resources For Communities Of Faith

Author: Joseph R. Myers
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441200099
Size: 11,72 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 496

Community is a fundamental life search and one of the key aspects people look for in a congregation. But community can't be forced, controlled, or easily created. The problem, says Joseph R. Myers, is that churches are too focused on developing programs instead of concentrating on environments where community will spontaneously emerge. Organic Community challenges key leaders to become environmentalists--people who create or shape environments. Outlining nine organizational tools for creating a healthy environment, Myers shows readers how to diagnose their current situation and implement patterns that will develop possibilities for healthy communities.

Leadership In Japanese House Churches

Author: Simon Cozens
Editor: Wide Margin
ISBN: 0956594360
Size: 18,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This study provides a survey of Japanese house church leaders, coupled with sociological analysis of leadership patterns in Japan focused primarily on the leadership of voluntary organisations and a historical review of house church movements, to determine the form and function of leaders and leadership within these movements. The key findings were that leadership is a function and not a role, is often coterminous with disciple-making, and can be characterized primary in terms of the maintainance of group cohesion.

Kingdom Come

Author: Reggie McNeal
Editor: NavPress
ISBN: 1496406680
Size: 15,57 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There’s a reason Jesus taught us to pray “Thy Kingdom come . . .” and not “Thy church come.” The church clearly plays an important role in God’s plans. It was established by Christ, and he is its Head. But have we put too much emphasis on the church? Have we confused a means of participating in God’s Kingdom with the Kingdom itself? In Kingdom Come, church ministry consultant Reggie McNeal reveals why it’s crucial to realign the church’s mission with God’s ultimate Kingdom agenda. You’ll discover how you can get in on—and help lead—the Kingdom movement currently underway. Join the mission to help the Kingdom break into our hearts . . . and break out into the world.

Finding A Church You Can Love And Loving The Church You Ve Found

Author: Kevin G. Harney
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310565782
Size: 11,37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 298

How to Find Your Best FitWhether you grew up going to church twice on Sundays or never set foot in a church at all, finding and sinking your roots into a church community is crucial to your spiritual well-being. Finding the right church home can be a huge challenge, and also a lot of fun.Kevin and Sherry Harney point out that, while no church is perfect, some will fit you better than others. They show what a healthy church looks like, how to handle hot issues facing churches today, and how to determine whether a church’s unique worship style will inspire or distract you. Even better, the Harneys help you discover how to plug into a church and experience the joy of giving back.In the words of the authors, “Church can be one of the most joy-filled, life-giving experiences you will ever have.” Practical, encouraging, and true to the Bible, this book is your road map to finding a spiritual community you can really love.

Finding Your Way

Author: Phillip G. Camp
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874302
Size: 19,27 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 585

Your time in seminary can be a period of great blessing and adventure, on the one hand, but also a time of great confusion and doubt, on the other. How do you navigate the challenges, questions, and even frustrations of seminary life? Am you the only one who is confused in your classes or struggling with what you believe? What does all this theological stuff have to do with serving Christ? Finding Your Way was written to help you with these questions and perhaps with others that you didn't even know you had. This little book will help you see that seminary education is not a hoop to jump through or a burden to bear on the way to real ministry. Rather, your theological education is an important part of your vocation and spiritual formation now and for your future service. To this end, this book serves as a guide to the ins and outs of seminary life, to fostering a loving relationship with the church, and to developing spiritual habits that will bless you throughout your ministry.