Two leading practitioners of new monasticism open up the movements spiritual landscape and its distinctive calling and gifts within todays church. Practical experiences and stories are set alongside reflection and liturgies as a creative resource for all who are already involved in, or are exploring intentional living in community. Focusing on new monasticism's key characteristics of prayer, mission and community, this book explores:
continuity with traditional religious life
innovations, such as its use of social networking technology
potential for spiritual formation
preference for the abandoned places of society
transformative approach to mission
blend of the traditional and experimental in worship
growing international presence
IAN MOBSBY is Associate Missioner of Fresh Expressions and founder of MOOT, a worship community exploring fresh ways of being the church in the centre of London.
MARK BERRY founded Safespace, a new monastic community in Telford. He heads the Church Mission Societys Community Mission Team and is an Associate Minister of Fresh Expressions.
"In this book are many seeds that could be sown in any local part of the Church. It presents a challenge that those who lead communities and their worship should heed."