Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 8, 2005 - Religion - 272 pages
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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.
  

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Review: Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens

User Review  - Anderson - Goodreads

Outstanding book challenging the way Christians understand the concept of church today. The book is extremely simple and without being pretentious it challenges the readers to focus on establishing ... Read full review

Review: Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens

User Review  - Mike Denk - Goodreads

Meh. Too many people trying redefine church instead of just being committed followers of Christ. Read full review

Contents

Growing Faith Where Life Happens Part One ROOTS OF THE ORGANIC CHURCH
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Growing Faith Where Life Happens Part Two THE ORGANIC NATURE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
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Growing Faith Where Life Happens Part Three FROM THE MICROSCOPE TO THE TELESCOPE
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Growing Faith Where Life Happens Part Four THE EPIDEMIC KINGDOM AND HOW IT SPREADS
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Growing Faith Where Life Happens Part Five THE CALL TO ORGANIC CHURCH
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Growing Faith Where Life Happens Notes
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Growing Faith Where Life Happens Acknowledgments
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Growing Faith Where Life Happens About the Author
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Growing Faith Where Life Happens Subject Index
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Growing Faith Where Life Happens Scriptural Index
235
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About the author (2005)

Neil Cole is a church starter and pastor, and founder and executive director of Church Multiplication Associates, which has helped start over seven hundred churches in thirty-two states and twenty-three nations in six years. He is an international speaker and the author of Cultivating a Life for God.
Visit the Leadership Network Website, www.leadnet.org, for more innovative resources and information. You can find more resources on organic church planting at www.cmaresources.org

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