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Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens

Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens

Written by Neil Cole

Narrated by Marc Cashman


Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens

Written by Neil Cole

Narrated by Marc Cashman

ratings:
4.5/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Jun 1, 2009
ISBN:
9781596447301
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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 tells listeners 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.

Released:
Jun 1, 2009
ISBN:
9781596447301
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Neil Cole was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. While studying art as a freshman at California State University, Long Beach, he encountered the good news of Jesus Christ and turned his life over to Him, never looking back. Neil's journey in God's Kingdom brought him to serve in a megachurch of over 3,500 people, a local community church of 120, and now as a catalyst to help start thousands of small, rapidly multiplying, organic churches that meet in homes, campuses, prisons, dormitories, and places of business across the globe. Neil has authored fourteen books and traveled to over forty-eight nations of the world, sowing the seeds of God's Kingdom, catalyzing the development of organic church networks, and coaching thousands of leaders and churches. Neil has been married for thirty-five years to Dana and has three adult children-Heather, Erin, and Zach-and three grandsons. Neil Cole regularly contributes to the following websites: www.StarlingInitiatives.com www.neilcole.blog www.CMAResources.org www.100movements.org www.cole-slaw.blogspot.com


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  • (4/5)
    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.
  • (3/5)
    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.
  • (5/5)
    Added to my understanding and confirmed much. What a gem.