Connecting Church 2. 0 Beyond Small Groups to Authentic Community

ISBN-10: 0310494354

ISBN-13: 9780310494355

Edition: N/A

Authors: Randy Frazee, Max Lucado

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The development of meaningful relationships, where every member carries a significant sense of belonging, is central to what it means to be the church. So why do many Christians feel disappointed and disillusioned with their efforts to experience authentic community? Despite the best efforts of pastors, small group leaders and faithful lay persons, church is too often a place of loneliness rather than connection.In this revised and updated version of his bestselling book, Randy Frazee shows us how church can be so much...better---more intimate and alive. The answer may seem radical today, but it was a central component of life in the early church. First-century Christians knew what it meant to live in vital community with one another, relating with a depth and commitment that made 'the body of Christ' a perfect metaphor for the church. What would it take to reclaim that kind of love, joy, support, and dynamic spiritual growth? Read this book and find out.
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Book details

List price: $10.99
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 3/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.594

Minister and best-selling Christian author Max Lucado was educated at Abilene Christian University. He has been pastor of the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas since 1988. He also hosts UpWords, a fifteen minute radio show that can be heard in thirty states. Lucado has authored over twenty books, three of which were listed as top ten books on the Christian Booksellers Association list. His book, When God Whispers Your Name, was the number one hardcover book for eight months. His book You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times made the New York Times bestseller list in September 2013.

Foreword
Preface to the Second Edition
The Loneliest Nation on Earth
Created for Community
Connecting to a Common Purpose
The Problem of Individualism
Characteristics of a Common Purpose
Rediscovering Biblical Purpose
Connecting to a Common Place
The Problem of Isolation
Characteristics of a Common Place
Rediscovering Neighborhood
Connecting to Common Possessions
The Problem of Consumerism
Characteristics of Common Possessions
Rediscovering Authentic Community
Implementing a Connecting Church
Mistakes I've Made … Lessons I've Learned
Choosing a Path
Implementing a Hybrid Vision
Successful Models
Implementing the Starfish Model
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Appendix: Think.Act.Be-30 Core Characteristics
Notes
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