Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity

Front Cover
David C Cook, Dec 10, 2012 - Religion - 320 pages

Author Frank Viola gives readers language for all they knew was missing in their modern church experience. He believes that many of today's congregations have shifted from God's original intent for the church. As a prominent leader of the house church movement, Frank is at the forefront of a revolution sweeping through the body of Christ. A change that is challenging the spiritual status quo and redefining the very nature of church. A movement inspired by the divine design for authenticity community. A fresh concept rooted in ancient history and in God Himself.

Join Frank as he shares God's original intent for the church, where the body of Christ is an organic, living, breathing organism. A church that is free of convention, formed by spiritual intimacy, and unbound by four walls.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
28
4 stars
2
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
3

Very insightful

User Review  - Robert - Christianbook.com

Gained a lot of insights and was challenging as to how we view church in our times. Appreciate all the scriptures used to examine what was being said. Read full review

User Review  - Josh - Christianbook.com

I thought Viola's book was very thought provoking and helped me to think differently about how the church functions and why it needs to change. Viola makes a solid presentation about certain practices ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

2REIMAGINING THE CHURCH MEETING
3REIMAGINING THE LORDS SUPPER
4REIMAGINING THE GATHERING PLACE
5REIMAGINING THE FAMILY OF GOD
6REIMAGINING CHURCH UNITY
7CHURCH PRACTICE AND GODS ETERNAL PURPOSE
PART TWOLEADERSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY
8REIMAGINING LEADERSHIP
11REIMAGINING SPIRITUAL COVERING
12REIMAGINING AUTHORITY AND SUBMISSION
13REIMAGINING DENOMINATIONAL COVERING
14REIMAGINING THE APOSTOLIC TRADITION
15WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
APPENDIX
BIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTES

9REIMAGINING OVERSIGHT
10REIMAGINING DECISIONMAKING

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Frank Viola is an internationally renowned speaker and author. He is a leading voice of the house church movement, a group of believers that seeks to reconnect with the original model of Christian fellowship. Frank lives with his family in Gainesville, Florida.

Bibliographic information