Organic / Simple Church

Leaders developing an organic church may find these resources helpful.

Links:

  • Learning the Art of Bible Storying (link)
  • Neil Cole, Church Multiplication Associates (link)
  • Orality Training Workshop (link)
  • T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution Online Resources (link)
  • Texas Baptists Multi-Housing & House Congregations (link)

Downloads:

Use these basic training resources and sample schedules to help you get started.

 Printed Resources:

  • 101 Ways to Reach Your Community by Steve Sjogren (NavPress, 2001) Sjogren offers 101 simple and effective ways your church or small group can demonstrate the love of God to those in your community.  When people see the love of God in action, they want to know more about Him.
  • Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster (Harper, 2002) 13 practices of spiritual growth and development are discussed in this book with practical tips and scriptural background
  • Church Planting Movements by David Garrison
  • Cultivating a Life for God by Neil Cole (ChurchSmart Resources, 1999) is a clear call to make more and better disciples using the concept of Life Transformation Groups.
  • Organic Church by Neil Cole (Jossey Bass, 2005) shows how we can return to the ancient roots of the early church by letting the church be alive, organic, growing, and spreading in the most likely and unlikely places.
  • Organic Leadership by Neil Cole
  • Prayerwalking On Site with Insight by Steve Hawthore & Graham Kendrick (Creation House, 1993) gives you a practical menu of proven ideas to begin preparing whole cities for spiritual awakening.
  • Serendipity Bible 
  • T4T:  A Discipleship Re-revolution by Stephen Smith & Ying Chai (WIGTake Resources, 2011) tells the story behind the world's fastest growing Church Planting Movements and provides practical steps for making it happen in your community.
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JOURNALS & LTG MATERIALS:

  • Life Journals (for use in teaching discipleship practices, available from www.lifejournal.cc or 1.877.755.9555)
  • Life Transformation Group discipleship materials available from www.CMAResources.org or 1.888.961.1962.

CONSULTANTS:

  • M4 Network, founded by Guy Caskey, trainer for discipleship multiplication.
  •  UBA Consultants, Rickie Bradshaw (email), Sally HInzie (email), and Campo Londoño, bilingual in English & Spanish, (email)  may be contacted through Union Baptist Association.