Frank Viola + Organic Church

Frank Viola has quoted this article, “The Coming Evangelical Collapse” by Michael Spencer,  March 10, 2009 :

http://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/print/Commentary/Opinion/
2009/0310/p09s01-coop.html

We are on the verge – within 10 years – of a major collapse of evangelical Christianity. …

But they will soon be living in a very secular and religiously antagonistic 21st century. …

… massive majorities of Evangelicals can’t articulate the Gospel with any coherence.

We Evangelicals have failed to pass on to our young people an orthodox form of faith that can take root and survive the secular onslaught. …

… new forms of Christian vitality and ministry will be born. I expect to see a vital and growing house church movement. …

also of interest from Frank Viola:

http://frankviola.org/mediography/

http://frankviola.org/2009/05/01/what-does-authentic-organic-church-life-look-like-part-i/

http://frankviola.org/2009/05/04/what-does-authentic-organic-church-life-look-like-part-ii/

http://frankviola.org/2010/10/12/house-church-vs-organic-church/ – The New Testament vision of ekklesia is group of Jesus followers who are learning to live by the indwelling life of Christ together and who are expressing that life in close-knit community.

http://ptmin.podbean.com/2011/09/04/epic-jesus-the-christ-you-never-knew/ – podcast ~ http://www.podbean.com/podcast-download?b=140299&f=http://ptmin.podbean.com/mf/web/aqzay2/epicjesus.mp3

http://frankviola.org/2012/06/04/georgebarna/ – re the book, “Pagan Christianity”  

George Barna: The book has helped many people to open their minds to the fact that the organized, localized, congregational form of ministry commonly known in the west as “the church” is a human construct that was neither dictated by God nor described or found in the Bible.

Every image of the Church that is found in the New Testament – body, bride, family, temple of living stones, vineyard, etc. – depicts the church as a living organism, not an institutional organization.
(Frank Viola, Reimagining Church, p.32)

http://housechurchresource.org/ – useful for setting up your own fellowship

http://housechurchresource.org/articles.html – articles by authors like Felicity Dale, Neil Cole, Frank Viola

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