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How to be a Christian without going to church : the unofficial guide to alternative forms of Christian community

Author: Kelly Bean
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Books, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As many--young people especially--leave the traditional church in droves, they often still long for a genuine Christian community in which to practice their faith and share their spiritual journeys with others. They want to be faithful but struggle to find a place where they flourish. Whether they've already left the church behind or are merely considering it, readers will find here both heartfelt encouragement and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bean, Kelly, 1961-
How to be a Christian without going to church
(DLC) 2014003400
(OCoLC)877561756
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Bean
ISBN: 9781441246530 1441246533 9781441227911 1441227911
OCLC Number: 883388638
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages)
Contents: The big shift --
from going to being. The backstory --
What the heck is the church? --
Why are people leaving? --
Expressions of faith. What are they doing now? --
Face-to-face --
God with us --
Hands on --
New structures. Alternatives --
Money, money, money --
Without the container --
Alt-Sunday school and alt-youth group --
Parish is hip --
Intentional communities --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kelly Bean.

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As many--young people especially--leave the traditional church in droves, they often still long for a genuine Christian community in which to practice their faith and share their spiritual journeys with others. They want to be faithful but struggle to find a place where they flourish. Whether they've already left the church behind or are merely considering it, readers will find here both heartfelt encouragement and practical steps for finding or creating a community of faith that honors God and offers rest, love, and communion with other believers. Author Kelly Bean broadens our definition of church to include many alternative forms of Christian community. With true stories of those who have given up on church and what they're doing now, this book is also helpful for pastors and churchgoers to help them understand why people leave the church--and what might be done to help them stay.

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