The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups  -     By: Joseph R. Myers
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The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups

Zondervan/Youth Specialties / 2003 / Paperback

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Description: Community is a fundamental life search. We need to belong. In our time, we search with some increasing desperation as terms like neighbor, family, and congregation are being redefined. The Search to Belong, is a practical guide for those struggling to build a community of believers in a culture that wants to experience belonging over believing

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0310255007
ISBN-13: 9780310255000
UPC: 025986255008
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A practical guide for those struggling to build a community of believers in a culture that wants to experience belonging over believing Who is my neighbor? Who belongs to me? To whom do I belong? These are timeless questions that guide the church to its fundamental calling. Today terms like neighbor, family, and congregation are being redefined. People are searching to belong in new places and experiences. The church needs to adapt its interpretations, definitions, and language to make sense in the changing culture. This book equips congregations and church leaders with tools to: • Discern the key ingredients people look for in community • Understand the use of space as a key element for experiencing belonging and community • Develop the “chemical compound” that produces an environment for community to spontaneously emerge • Discover how language promotes specific spatial belonging and then use this knowledge to build an effective vocabulary for community development • Create an assessment tool for evaluating organizational and personal community health

Author Bio

Joseph R. Myers is a multiprenuer, interventionist, and thinker. He is a founding partner of a communication arts group, SETTINGPACE, and owns a consulting firm, FrontPorch, which specializes in creating conversations that promote and develop community.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 15, 2008
    Jenni
    There is so much truth in this book. Unlike the other reviewer I have repeatedly been told that the purpose of small groups is to provide community with maybe some learning thrown in. I'm on this site buying a copy for a friend who's been told the sole purpose of small groups is friendship. It's a common mistake.This is a book that says it's about small groups but is really about community and about all relationships and therefore relevant to most of life, individually and as a church.This is one of my life changing books. I hope everyone in church leadership reads it.
  2. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    January 6, 2007
    SRB
    This book has some good insights, but also some major flaws. The insight I found most helpful is that people experience the sense of belonging in different ways for different contexts - i.e. we connect differently in casual social relationships than we do in close personal relationships - and that churches need to foster connections across the whole spectrum of contexts. The biggest flaw of the book is that the author presents his ideas as a critique of the small group movement, but defines the purpose of small groups so narrowly that his arguments take on the character of beating up on a straw man. His critique of small groups is based on the idea that their sole purpose is to provide church members with a sense of belonging to the community. If that's why a church is doing small groups, his critique is valid. But that's such an anemic view of small group ministry that I find it hard to believe that most churches are approaching it that way. My view of small groups includes the ideas that they are also contexts for helping people discover and use their spiritual gifts, for identifying and training leaders for the church, for providing mutual accountability and support, etc., and thus found the author's criticisms to be largely irrelevant to my own situation.
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