Being Church, Doing Life: Creating gospel communities where life happens - eBook  -     By: Michael Moynagh
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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Monarch Books
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780857214942
ISBN-13: 9780857214942

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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.

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  1. Poland, ME
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An important book for all Christians to read
    September 25, 2014
    Nate
    Poland, ME
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    If you had asked me a few months ago for my opinion regarding "fresh expressions of church," I think I would have looked quizzically at you and then said that I wasn't sure what you meant but couldn't imagine it was something of which I would be in favor. That was before reading Being Church, Doing Life: Creating Gospel Communities Where Life Happens by Michael Moynagh. With over 120 examples from Britain and North America, the book describes how ordinary Christians can start and grow these gospel communities in their everyday lives. In his foreword, Alan Hirsch says, "these new expressions of church must surely be considered our best chance for a renewed impact of the Gospel in the West." Moynagh's approach to "contextual church" is simple but transformative:

    Ask another Christian (or more!)

    Begin jointly to serve people around you

    Create community with them

    Discuss stories about Jesus

    Explore following Him together

    In case you hadn't noticed from what I've said above, I've become a fan of the idea. :-) Woven throughout the 120+ inspiring examples, the book explains why Christians should start gospel communities and how to get started. This is an important book for all Christians to read. While there is much in the book for those in church leadership, the book is written for you and me. I found the book interesting, inspiring, and very easy to read.

    I encourage you to read this book today! Perhaps it will inspire you to start a gospel community where your life happens!

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this audiobook free from Kregel Publications as part of their Being Church, Doing Life Blog Tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing these things in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  2. Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent resource for impacting your community
    September 15, 2014
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
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    There are fresh expressions of faith in Britain, where the church is learning new ways to express the love of God and people. This is a rebirth of the church in shapes we have not seen before and the un-churched are getting involved.

    Moynagh has written an excellent book describing this new approach to mission in the local church. Ordinary Christians are starting new communities that make disciples, and with the support of church leaders and congregations.

    This is a great book for churches or individuals who want to make a difference in their community but don't know how. Moynagh has included over one hundred examples of missional and intentional communities serving a specific neighborhood or demographic. They meet in places and minister to people the traditional church does not reach. The community typically meets several times a month, joining the parent church one or two Sundays a month. The emphasis is on Christians ministering together, shoulder to shoulder.

    He answers our question of why we'd want to start intentional communities, addressing any reservations we might have. Then he offers tools for developing them. He offers models of worship-first, relationship-first, and serving-first. He shows how local churches and denominations can encourage the communities and includes keys to success. He also gives ideas to help us get the ministries started and what to look out for. He includes suggestions on establishing leaders, finding funding, evaluating progress, and much more.

    It's as easy as ABC:

    Ask another Christian (or more!)

    Begin jointly to serve people round you

    Create community with them

    Discuss stories about Jesus

    Explore following him together

    I am impressed with these new ways of expressing our Christianity. Moynagh writes, Communities are God's strategy for individuals to make a difference. (34) The stories of people getting out of the church building and impacting their own neighborhoods are amazing.

    This kind of ministry is something each of us can do. To stir our ministry possibility thinking, Moynagh suggests we answer these questions: Who am I? What do I know? Who do I know? Out of the answers to those questions will arise possibilities for ministering within our community. It could be a community centered around cuisine, music, or a myriad of other areas.

    Moynagh has done a wonderful job in helping us know how to engage our neighborhood for Christ. He's provided suggestions, tools, encouragement, answers to questions this book is a complete handbook on intentional communities. If you are ready to find an expression of your Christianity outside of the church sanctuary, read this book. If you are a pastor or church board member looking for ways to have your church impact your community, read this book.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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