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Neil Cole's best-selling book Organic Church described the fastest growing segment of contemporary Christianity-the so-called organic church. Now in this next-step book, he answers questions about how to deal with theological and organizational issues that come up. He talks about issues such has what to do with finances, children, heresy, leader training, and rituals and ordinances. Without the top-down structure of a denomination, even people who are proponents of this small, house-church model worry that they are not doing it right.
- Offers an important resource for anyone involved with or thinking of starting an organic or house church
- Addresses practical issues of theology, rituals, doctrinal heresy, how to handle children, finances, and other important questions
- Written by an acknowledged expert who is now and has been for over twenty years an organic church planter and practitioner
- A new Leadership Network title and follow-up to Organic Church
Church 3.0 offers solid information about organic churches based on Cole's extensive experience in starting, nurturing, and mentoring in the organic church movement.
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Publication Date: 2010
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Series: Leadership Network
neil cole is an experienced and innovative church planter and pastor. He is the founder of the Awakening Chapels, which are reaching young postmodern people in urban settings, and a founder and executive director of Church Multiplication Associates. He is the author of Organic Church as well as Search and Rescue, Organic Leadership, and Cultivating a Life for God.
Robbie PruittPort-au-Prince, HaitiAge: 35-44Gender: Male4 Stars Out Of 5Being the Church: A review of Church 3.0August 10, 2014Robbie PruittPort-au-Prince, HaitiAge: 35-44Gender: MaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Church 3.0 is a natural follow up to Organic Church and Organic Leadership, by Neil Cole. Church 3.0 focuses on releasing healthy church movements and gives us some practical applications and insights to help us actually function within the Organic Church Movement. We must move away from the old way to a new mindset of how to function as the global church, and the church missional, without the hang-ups of church buildings and programs.
Neil Cole emphasizes that we must get out of our comfortable and insular infrastructure and reach out in mission in the world. Programs and centralized locations with the expectation that people will come to a church building simply will not work in this present and shifting culture. Cole emphasizes this when he says, We are going to have to get out of our buildings and meet people where they live.
What is most helpful in Coles book is the expansion of his thoughts and ideas from Organic Church and Organic Leadership. Both of these books have been very helpful in rethinking how we do church, ministry and mission in the world. Cole elaborates on practical ways to simplify church from the program driven mega church models, and the programmatic church models, to smaller, simpler, organic church models that are streamlined and more effective in reaching the world for Christ and in meeting real needs with practical, helpful and real ministry.
Neil Cole spends significant time, and rightfully so, unpacking the value of smaller groups of people in missional community. Larger groups are cumbersome and bottleneck ministry in complexity and bureaucracy. Smaller and decentralized groups of people are simpler and more functional in accomplishing Gods mission and will in the world to usher in His Kingdom here on earth.
As groups grow and numbers increase, intimacy and depth of growth diminish. Cole states that discipleship happens and is more effective in smaller groups. He states that we have exchanged the role of a shepherd to the role of a rancher. In other words, we have moved from an intimate and nurturing discipleship, that of a shepherd, to a large-scale mass production model of discipleship, which looks more like a rancher style leadership than a shepherding style of leadership. This larger scale does not work effectively and does not produce disciples with the same effectiveness as a smaller and more intimate scale.
Coles book Church 3.0 also addresses the issue of leadership authority in missional communities. With the decentralization of the church comes a decentralization of leadership as well. Jesus is the ultimate head and leader of the church, while other leadership roles and responsibilities work together without any one person in charge. This issue of authority in missional communities, or Organic Church, is probably one of the most complex issues to navigate. While Cole attempts to address this issue, one may leave his work less than satisfied as it relates to this issue of authority and leadership in missional communities.
Church 3.0 is an enjoyable, insightful and helpful book to read when looking to understand Organic Church. This is a must read for anyone starting out in church planting or beginning missional communities.
Cole, Neil. Church 3.0. Jossey-Bass, 2010.
Jerry Johnson5 Stars Out Of 5September 15, 2010Jerry JohnsonOutstanding book that really spoke to a spot in my heart that has been left empty and looking for more. This book is well written and an honest look at a different way of "doing church". I am not sure exactly what God is leading me to; however I feel this book was part of it. It address the issues with an honest and God centered approach. I recommend it to anyone that leaves the church building on sundays feeling their has to be something more- there is.
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