Everyday Church Paperback
Mission by being good neighbours
by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis;
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Yet many of our approaches to evangelism still assume a Christian mentality. We expect people to come to us when we put on a good church service.
We need to meet the unchurched where they are, in the context of everyday life, shifting the focus from putting on attractive events to creating attractive communities.
Allow this book, with its focus on Peter's first letter, to change your expectations and your thinking.
Dr Tim Chester is a leader within The Crowded House and Director of the Northern Training Institute. He is a prolific author. He is married to Helen and they have two daughters.
Steve Timmis is the Acts 29 Network Director for Western Europe and Director of the Porterbrook Network. He is also the founder of The Crowded House. He is married to Janet and they have four children.
Tim and Steve are joint authors of Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community (IVP).
Everyday Church by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis was published by IVP in April 2011 and is our 3064th best seller. The ISBN for Everyday Church is 9781844745203.
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Everyday ChurchCharmaine Hill, via The Good Book Stall
A book which I would highly recommend to all Christians – church leaders and members alike.
Everyday Church, based on 1 Peter is not your average commentary.
Having lived in the UK for a number of years, we have attended a number of churches – mostly, meetings were formal; church on Sundays with a mid-week bible study and evangelism usually being events at the church. What Tim & Steve are suggesting in Everyday Church is that we re-look at how we do church, mission and evangelism.
Firmly grounded in scripture Tim & Steve encourage a closer community within the church on an everyday level and not just with the church but with unbelievers too – meeting after work for a normal dinner, being part of each other’s lives so as to encourage, rebuke, correct and grow together in Christ and where non-believers are concerned to show them Christ’s love and share the gospel in a more natural way.
In a culture where work is taking up more time and relationships with neighbours and within communities are breaking down, it is essential that Christian’s build community and in so doing share Christ’s love.
Tim & Steve go on to discuss community, pastoral care, mission, evangelism and life and hope at the margins.
In essence, it is an encouraging and challenging reminder to live the gospel as the early church did.
My only advice – go get your copy now!
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'Praise God for Tim and Steve. Their message needs to be heard loud and clear!' - Andrew Baughen
'In this helpful follow-up to Total Church, the practical everyday aspects of being a church in community on mission are clearly explained. This is a great book.'- Mark Driscoll
'How can Christians infiltrate an increasingly hostile world? The answers in this book may surprise you.' - Adrian Warnock
Details for Everyday Church
|Page last updated||6th January 2016|
|Author / Artist||Tim Chester & Steve Timmis|
|Publisher||IVP (April 2011)|
|Number of Pages||224|