Question by VJ: Should I start a Simple Church (or Organic Church) in L.A. or O.C.?
I have become part of this new way of doing church called Simple Church (or Organic Church). It is a revolutionary way of doing church that is poised to sweep across America. If you are tired of the institutional church (church as most people know it), read on.
I first came across this way of doing church when I read “So You Don’t Want To Go To Church Anymore?”, which is now available for FREE online at www.jakecolsen.com
Then I read other books like Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and George Barna
Basically things about the institutional church that are unbiblical are special church buildings (Simple Churches tend to meet in homes, coffee shops, etc), clergy/laity distinction (everyone should participate in ministry, not just a few professionals), and ordered worship (Simple churches are more spontaneous, less ordered, and not just led by one person). According to this way of doing church, a church is anytime 2 or 3 or more believers are gathered. Where it happens isn’t so important – the people are the church.
You can read more about it from wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_church – though the page needs to be updated in light of the many advances that have been made (new books, etc).
Other good books:
Organic Church by Neil Cole
Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch and Leonard Sweet
Simple Church by Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger
Reimagining Church by Frank Viola
Does this sound interesting to you? What are your thoughts?
Answer by ♥Blessed♥ Jam1:5 Psa118:8 Rom3:4
I live in L.A.
We should talk
Where do you live right now?
Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!
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