This popular introduction explores how ordinary Christians can serve people outside the church by starting Christian communities in their everyday lives.
Drawing on over 120 great stories of fresh expressions of church, it offers plenty of ideas to stir the imagination.
It answers question like:
- what’s the one thing we should know?
- how do I start?
- how can we grow disciples?
- how can my church get involved?
- what’s the secret of success?
Evidence now suggests that contextual church plants have an important role to play in church growth. There is an increasing international interest in these new and different forms of church, often known as ‘fresh expressions’ or ‘emerging church’. Author Michael Moynagh is a member of the UK national Fresh Expressions movement, a remarkable initiative that has attracted widespread attention around the world. In this inspiring volume he shares practical and comprehensive advice on how to start and grow new churches – however small – in every context of life. This popular introduction emphasizes practical aspects, telling many of the great stories that have emerged through practitioners. It will enthuse and help church leaders and individuals to start and develop these communities; and advise them on how to help them grow to maturity and become sustainable.
This was an interesting book to read, the author is writing about new church options and how make them start. It is interesting , and I believe it is a great opportunity for the unchurched to come to know who Christ is and why we believe in Him. It shows how to create an non intimidating atmosphere to help those who are tired of "church" or are in need of fellowship.
In this book we are given reasons why this should be done, how to grow our disciples, examples of ways it has been successfully done, and the benefits.
This book would be great for anyone looking for a way to minister to people, those who want to get into ministry, and even those who are looking into church planting.
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