From the 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 wont just grow, but thrive.
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- With "Organic Church," Frank Viola has...
With "Organic Church," Frank Viola has authored a work that reaches beyond the bounds of institutional or denominational thinking in defining what a church can be. Drawing upon Viola's experience in planting and participating in missional, home and organic churches, this audio book is filled with spiritually-inspired practical advice advice for establishing, nurturing, and maintaining a vital God-ordained church; one that is free of static ritual and hierarchy and full of love and genuine community in Christ.
Beautifully read by Lloyd James, "Organic Church" is not only a detailed, hands-on instructional guide. Its theme affords those called beyond the often passive spectatorship of institutionalized churches (leading some to assume a condition Viola refers to as the "pew potato") the opportunity to actively make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others through church planting.
In consideration of Viola's statement in the book that approximately one million people are leaving institutional churches annually in the US, this audio book is well-timed in offering solutions to Christianity's church crisis and, perhaps, even planting the seeds for a second reformation.