Intentional Christian Community Handbook For Idealists, Hypocrites, and Wannabe Disciples of Jesus

ISBN-10: 1612612377

ISBN-13: 9781612612379

Edition: 2012

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Paraclete Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

David Janzen is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at North Central College in Illinois.

Shane Claiborne, activitist and author of The Irresistible Revolution and Jesus for President , and coauthor of Common Prayer, is a founder of The Simple Way, a community in inner-city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities around the world.

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (M.Div., Duke Divinity School) is director of the School for Conversion in Durham, North Carolina, where he is a member of the Rutba House new monastic community. He is the author of To Baghdad and Beyond and coauthor of Inhabiting the Church: Biblical Wisdom for a New Monasticism. He is also the coeditor of School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism. Catch up with him at

A Preface the Author Hopes you will Read First
Acknowledgments and Thanksgivings
The Yearning for Community in Context
Five Stories of Longing and a Call
The Landscape of Disintegrating Community and Our Longing for It
Contours of Resistance to Community
Is Intentional Community your Calling?
Seeking the Community Where I Am Called
The Gospel Call to Discipleship in Community
Searching for Your Community: Visits, Internships, and Mentors
Novice Membership: Testing Your Call Against the Community's Questions and Your Own
Before you Move in Together
Dreaming the First Steps of a New Community
Transforming Conflict into Solidarity
Commitment, Membership, and Mission
Where Will You Put Down Roots?
Racial Reconciliation-Listening, Submitting, and Collaborating
Gender in Community-Conflict and Synergy
The First Year of Community
Decision-Making, Leadership, and Paths to Unity
Taking on Work Schedules and the Seduction of Careers
Making Connections Among Communities
Stop Going to Church and Become the Church
Growing Tasks for a Young Community
Convenant-Making in Story, Rule, and Liturgy of Commitment
On Why Your Community Might Need an Onion
Creation Care, Food Justice, and a Common Table
The Economy of God and the Community of Goods
A Spiritual Life for (and in Spite of) Community
When People Leave
A Mature Community Becomes Soil for God's New Seeds
Healing the Hurts That Prevent Community
Developing Common Work and Ministries
Sustaining Prophetic Vacations and Families in Community
Becoming Accountable-Visitations and Community Associations
Birthing and Nurturing New Communities from a Home Base
Exceptionally Gifted Persons and the Challenge of Submission
Conclusion: Embracing Renewal
Selected Reading
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