Organic Church : Growing Faith Where Life Happens Hardback
by Neil Cole
Part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Publication Date: 07/10/2005
- Category: Christian mission & evangelism
- ISBN: 9780787981297
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Review by beanbooks
Worth reading. Could have been a less expensive paperback thus making it easier to buy for others. It is not destined to be a classic but the author has some great things to say.
Review by wbc3
A book worth reading for folks interested in church planting and growth. The book is not necessarily a fun or easy read, but it does offer real insight into the importance of growing a church by being where people who need to hear about Christ rather than by slick formulas. Cole sees churches growing from coffee shops rather than growing churches by adding designer coffees in their lobbies.