Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens

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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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User Review  - David Gough -

In sharing his experience in the organic church movement, Neil Cole does a good job casting vision for the rest of us who minister in more traditional settings. I found myself caught in between ... Read full review

User Review  - Jonathan Grubbs -

This book is a great introduction to what it means to be a part of the organic missional church focused on reaching the lost. For far too long the church has been focused on gathering Christians ... Read full review


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

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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,, for more innovative resources and information. You can find more resources on organic church planting at

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