Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church PDF/EPUB

Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church PDF/EPUB

Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church By Neil Cole ⚣ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk An expert practitioner answers to questions about the burgeoning organic church movementNeil Cole s best selling book Organic Church described the fastest growing segment of contemporary Christianity An expert practitioner answers to questions Upgrades for Kindle Ñ about the burgeoning organic church movementNeil Cole s best selling book Organic Church described the fastest growing segment of contemporary Christianity the so called organic church Now in this next step book, he answers questions about how to Church 3.0: PDF \ deal with theological and organizational issues that come up He talks about issues such has what to do with finances, children, heresy, leader training, and rituals and ordinances Without the top down structure of a denomination, even people who are proponents of this small, house 3.0: Upgrades for MOBI ☆ church model worry that they are not doing it rightOffers an important resource for anyone involved with or thinking of starting an organic or house church Addresses practical issues of theology, rituals, doctrinal heresy, how to handle children, finances, and other important questions Written by an acknowledged expert who is now and has been for over twenty years an organic church planter and practitioner A new Leadership Network title and follow up to Organic Church Churchoffers solid information about organic churches based on Cole s extensive experience in starting, nurturing, and mentoring in the organic church movement.


10 thoughts on “Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church

  1. Tori Tori says:

    Great insights that challenge many common practices in our church culture today This book made me think and is calling me to consider the concept of church through the eyes of Jesus A must read for anyone wanting to live Christianity outside the walls of the church building.


  2. Megan Megan says:

    I found this book to take the same trajectory as many of the nonfiction, information laden books I read The first third of the book I was captivated and fascinated I read every sentence and took copious notes As the book wore on though I began scanningand , reading the headlines, and skipping larger and larger sections that seemed unnecessary and superfluous In Church 3.0 Neil Cole explains and espouses the organic church model, a model he terms church 3.0 Learning about the churc I found this book to take the same trajectory as many of the nonfiction, information laden books I read The first third of the book I was captivated and fascinated I read every sentence and took copious notes As the book wore on though I began scanningand , reading the headlines, and skipping larger and larger sections that seemed unnecessary and superfluous In Church 3.0 Neil Cole explains and espouses the organic church model, a model he terms church 3.0 Learning about the church model was very informative and interesting Beginning in chapter four however he begins comparing the organic church movement to other movements that are happening across the country and the world Perhaps this is the postmodern in me he discusses postmodernism and its effect on culture and the church fairly extensively in chapter one but I grow suspicious of anyone who knocks down other Christian movements as being wrong In my opinion and having been part of many different church movements throughout my lifetime I strongly believe God works through all of them I strongly dislike any time Christians tear one another down which is what Cole seems to be doing to other church movements Why can t we just accept that God reaches people in a multitude of ways and get along Why is it so important that one way of doing church and worshipping God is the right way I agree with many of Cole s conclusions based on my own study of the Bible and personal experiences I just don t like the tone he seems to convey in the latter chapters of his book I understand, of course, that this book s purpose is to espouse the benefits of the organic church movement, but that doesn t change the fact that it makes me uncomfortable that there is a strong tone of superiority that comes off the page.I d recommend the first three chapters of the book They are enlightening and educating I d even hesitantly recommend the rest of the book, but not for intensive reading or study


  3. Tung Tung says:

    This is my seventh or eighth book detailing how the American Christian church needs to evolve if it wants to stay relevant and reach the world for the sake of the gospel In Church 3.0, Cole argues that the early church immediately after Christ s crucifixion resurrection ascension was version 1.0 Cole uses the analogy of operating system versions , and the institutionalized church beginning about 300 A.D was version 2.0 Since then, we have been stuck in an obsolete version for 1700 years, hen This is my seventh or eighth book detailing how the American Christian church needs to evolve if it wants to stay relevant and reach the world for the sake of the gospel In Church 3.0, Cole argues that the early church immediately after Christ s crucifixion resurrection ascension was version 1.0 Cole uses the analogy of operating system versions , and the institutionalized church beginning about 300 A.D was version 2.0 Since then, we have been stuck in an obsolete version for 1700 years, hence the need for version 3.0 Like the other books, Cole calls for amissional church model, although he doesn t condemn the church growth model as most other books have he simply sees the current church growth model as ineffective, and that a missional model would spur far larger and quicker growth Similarly, Cole s call for discipleship partially roots itself in the belief that only through the scalability of discipleship can the church grow exponentially quicker and larger andeffectively Cole calls for improved training of church leadership, with a move away from the Pastor as CEO model, to pastors with deeper understandings of theology and apologetics and communication skills Cole s prose throughout is farintellectual than other books of this kind others tend to beexhortative, pointing to Scripture as if the reader didn t understand how the early church operated While Cole uses Scripture to back up his points, he also uses research studies, practical examples, and organized charts and graphs to make his points On the plus side, I appreciated the practical, academic nature of many of his arguments On the other hand, Cole utilizes a lot of acronyms and terms throughout, which got both confusing and annoying especially because I was reading half a dozen of these books at the same time Overall, I found this among the better half of the what is wrong with the church books I ve read Recommended


  4. Cory Cory says:

    4.49 stars A top to bottom summary of the whats, whys, and hows of house church ministry which Cole calls organic church Church 3.0 makes a powerful, biblical, and practical case for house churches as the only vehicle for a disciple making, church planting movement that multiplies in several streams to the fourth generation and beyond Organic does not mean unorganized Cole ably sketches the practicalities of how house churches are structured and how they do day to day ministry, includi 4.49 stars A top to bottom summary of the whats, whys, and hows of house church ministry which Cole calls organic church Church 3.0 makes a powerful, biblical, and practical case for house churches as the only vehicle for a disciple making, church planting movement that multiplies in several streams to the fourth generation and beyond Organic does not mean unorganized Cole ably sketches the practicalities of how house churches are structured and how they do day to day ministry, including topics such as children, the sacraments, and finances.If you care about participating in an explosive spread of the gospel to save lives, this book could be your game changer It certainly moved me further down a winding path of thinking and practice I have begun walking on What is missing is a bridge from Church As We Know It Church 2.0 to Church 3.0, both for an individual and for an organization Maybe Cole secretly believes that no bridge exists, especially for the latter


  5. Eric Eric says:

    Two five star ratings on the same day I don t think that s happened in a good long time I have watched a couple Cole videos, and really like what I saw This book confirms much of what I d come to believe of his grasp of the needs of the modern church Highly readable, Cole has much to offer in the way of understanding the struggles of discipling in the modern context I believe I shall have to buy a hard copy or Kindle companion go back over somesalient passages I want to share with ot Two five star ratings on the same day I don t think that s happened in a good long time I have watched a couple Cole videos, and really like what I saw This book confirms much of what I d come to believe of his grasp of the needs of the modern church Highly readable, Cole has much to offer in the way of understanding the struggles of discipling in the modern context I believe I shall have to buy a hard copy or Kindle companion go back over somesalient passages I want to share with others


  6. Sándor Szabó Sándor Szabó says:

    I had some doubts in the beginning but it is not a book against the organized religious forms but can be a good addition to existing structures, some challenge and inspiration, of course, also some things to debate I especially liked the parts about the different New Testament churches and the today examples.


  7. Benjamin Benjamin says:

    An excellent book on organic church and operating a church with a missional mindset and mode Cole does a great job touching on both the theological basis for such a church as well as addressing practical questions.


  8. Michiel Michiel says:

    uitdagend


  9. David Cowpar David Cowpar says:

    Neil Cole is one of the best voices talking about a new Church for the 21st century.As with many of those voices really he is talking about going back to Scripture and seeing what is there to bring to the Church of the third millennium.Although I do not agree with everything he says in his book there is a lot of great material contained within it.I intend on writing myself a note for when I complete seminary to go back and re read this book as it will remind me why I want to be involved in Churc Neil Cole is one of the best voices talking about a new Church for the 21st century.As with many of those voices really he is talking about going back to Scripture and seeing what is there to bring to the Church of the third millennium.Although I do not agree with everything he says in his book there is a lot of great material contained within it.I intend on writing myself a note for when I complete seminary to go back and re read this book as it will remind me why I want to be involved in Church leadership.I would encourage all Christians to read Cole s book It is challenging, insightful and brings up many questions about the failings we can see in the way the Church has been run in the past Cole has made all this very readable and clear and has a good command of Scripture


  10. Tom Law Tom Law says:

    Reading through the book you are constantly reminded that much of what we do in Church 2.0 is driven by tradition and custom Cole digs through the various elements of what is called church to discover what is essential and how the changing cultural landscape is transforming how we think of church One of the most insightful aspects of the book is his study of groups by size and the purpose each serves As he points out the church has, unfortunately, been attempting to accomplish its function Reading through the book you are constantly reminded that much of what we do in Church 2.0 is driven by tradition and custom Cole digs through the various elements of what is called church to discover what is essential and how the changing cultural landscape is transforming how we think of church One of the most insightful aspects of the book is his study of groups by size and the purpose each serves As he points out the church has, unfortunately, been attempting to accomplish its function using groupings that are not appropriate for the task at hand An example is using mass meetings as discipleship venues when this is a task better accomplished in a smallerintimate setting Even if you do not agree with everything he says, Cole makes you think and evaluate what you are doing as church and what you are doing it


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