Creating Community Paperback

An Ancient Way for Modern Churches

by Simon Reed;

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Creating Community

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Church isn’t about structure – it’s about people in community with each other and God. So Simon Reed’s Creating Community gives you a way forward for your church that doesn’t rely on clever and complicated structures that deliver only organisation at best and a straight-jacket at worst.

His book could be titled The Ordinary Church: a Way of Life, says the book’s foreword, as the author shares his vision of a local church that’s the hope of the world and through which each church can find its distinctive calling. Reed redirects attention from trying to attract a crowd to building a community that will grow naturally.

From his own experience Simon proposes three practices that coheres with New Testament practice:
-    A way of life.
-    A network of soul friends
-    A rhythm of prayer.

A member of The Community of Aidan and Hilda, which has Protestant Evangelical, Catholic and Orthodox members, the author is more concerned with the Christian product than with the denominational label.

The book is refreshing and timely for local churches facing up to the new Dark Ages of moral disintegration and the unravelling of society. Reminiscent of  Churchill’s plea in the dark ages of World War Two, Simon’s book gives local church leaders the tools so that, with God, you can finish the job you were called to do.

Creating Community by Simon Reed was published by Bible Reading Fellowship in April 2013 and is our 17647th best seller. The ISBN for Creating Community is 9780857460097.

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There is much talk today of 'new ways of being church' and 'new monastic spirituality'. As Simon Reed explored the Celtic roots of the Christian faith, in community with others who drew inspiration from our spiritual ancestors in the British Isles, he came to realise that the third millennium church has much in common with the first millennium church, and more importantly, much to learn from it.

In Creating Community, he introduces us to a new but at the same time very old way of being church which is based upon three core elements: a Way of Life, a network of Soul Friends, and a rhythm of prayer. The book shows how the rediscovery of these elements by Christians today offers a vital key that opens up an ancient way for modern churches, one which not only helps to bring believers to lasting maturity but creates genuine and much-needed community in an increasingly fragmented world.ish the job.
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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBible Reading Fellowship (April 2013)
Number of Pages144
Thickness12 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code3958676
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