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Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB read Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit He authors the truth of the Word is upheld the mission of the gospel is carried out and the priority of relationships is practiced in radical ways The church becomes not just another commitment to juggle but a 247 lifestyle where programs big events and teaching from one person take a backseat to sharing lives reaching out and learning about God togetherIn Total Church Chester and Timmis first outline the biblical case for making go. Total Church is one of the best books I ve read on church As the subtitle suggests the authors argue that church is to be radically reshaped around gospel and community They argue for three things Christian practice must be 1 gospel centered in the sense of being word centered 2 gospel centered in the sense of being mission centered and 3 community centered p 16The authors immediately nail their colors to the mast distinguishing their perspective from both conservative evangelicals and the emerging church With emerging church they agree that conservatives are often bad at community But with conservatives they agree that the emerging church is sometimes soft on truth This book proposes an alternative to both churches that are both gospel centered with both a word centered focus and a missional focus and community centeredRigorously applying these principles has the potential to lead to some fundamental and thoroughgoing changes in the way we do church warn the authors p 18 This is no entrenched defense of traditional church structures or practices I found the book stimulating eye opening paradigm shifting and sometimes personally threateningTotal Church is divided into two partsI Part one is on Gospel and Community in Principle and argues for each in turn Chapter one Why Gospel discusses both word and mission Christianity must be word centered the authors argue because God rules through his gospel word p 24 and mission centered because God extends his rule through his gospel word p 28 These assertions are fleshed out with close but non technical attention to the text of Scripture and real life stories that show how the principles work out in practice In fact two of the strengths of this book are the pervasive use of Scripture and the multiple stories and examples of application Chapter 2 Why Community argues that The Christian community is central to Christian Identity p 39 and Christian mission p 47II Part Two of the book focuses on Gospel and Community in Practice by applying the principles of part one being word centered mission centered and community centered to the following areasEvangelism chapter 3Social Involvement 4Church Planting 5World Mission 6Discipleship and Training 7Pastoral Care 8Spirituality 9Theology 10Apologetics 11Children and Young People 12Success 13There are too many helpful insights from these chapters to share in a brief review But here are some examples from the chapter on evangelism The authors argue that there are three strands of evangelism 1 building relationships 2 introducing people to community and 3 sharing the gospel p 60 61 Their approach is holistic relational and driven by genuine concern for both the gospel and people You won t find gimmicks or techniues here In their words most gospel ministry involves ordinary people doing ordinary things with gospel intentionality p 63Evangelism is to be a community project which means that our different gifts and personalities can complement one another Some people are good at building relationships with new people Some are socialites the ones who will organize a trip or an activity Some people are great at hospitality Some are good at initiating gospel conversations Some are good at confronting heart issues p 62 A team approach combines the various gifts which helps counter the guilt and despondency so many people feel when thinking about evangelism By making evangelism a community project we take seriously the sovereign work of the Holy Spirit Everyone has a part to play the new Christian the introvert the extrovert the elouent the stuttering the intelligent the awkward I may be the one who has begun to build a relationship with my neighbor but in introducing him to community it is someone else who shares the gospel with him That is not only legitimate it is positively thrilling p 62As you can see this approach focuses on all three priorities the word mission and community This is how the authors approach each of the eleven topics listed aboveIf you want a fresh approach to church and mission that doesn t lose sight of the gospel and isn t just a plug n play program get this book

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Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB read Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit Spel and community central and then apply this dual focus to evangelism social involvement church planting world missions discipleship pastoral care spirituality theology apologetics youth and children's work As this insightful book calls the body of Christ to rethink its perspective and practice of church it charts a middle path between the emerging church movement and conservative evangelicalism that all believers will find helpfu. Wow Turns everything upside down and articulates so many things that have always seemed off but are hard to put your finger on Its all about love and the gospel and community Heartbreaking and heart filling its a glimpse of the future via post Christian western Europe Very provocative full of great ideas even if you don t buy totally into their exact vision Femmes, si vous saviez... : 83 questions-réponses, hormones, ménopause, ostéoporose rethink its perspective and practice of church it charts a middle path between the emerging church movement and conservative evangelicalism that all believers will find helpfu. Wow Turns everything upside down and articulates so many things that have always seemed off but are hard to put your finger on Its all about love and the gospel and community Heartbreaking and heart filling its a glimpse of the future via post Christian western Europe Very provocative full of great ideas even if you don t buy totally into their exact vision

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Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB read Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit Church is not a meeting you attend or a place you enter write pastors Tim Chester and Steve Timmis It's an identity that is ours in Christ An identity that shapes the whole of life so that life and mission become 'total church' With that as their premise they emphasize two overarching principles to govern the practice of church and mission being gospel centered and being community centered When these principles take precedence say t. When authors present a totally different way of church life I m cautious because they are essentially saying that the majority of churches are incorrect This is the struggle I have with Total ChurchI found their view on the gospel community to be very encouraging and biblical Church members are family therefore churches should act like a family Every day life would be interacting with your family and inviting others into that family through the gospel For a thorough book on this I d recommend The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria ButterfieldThe problem areas for me minimizing counseling to spiritual counsel instead of a holistic approach appealing for house churches because of the early church but not elderpastoral leadership community hermeneutics their disregard for sermons especially 45 minute ones apparently their views on seminary and education and their solution to losing younger people in churches without their theories having the test of time I understand that Great Britain s class struggle is similar to the United States racial divide But throwing out education seminary degrees and sermons to bridge their connections with the lower class is not the answer That would be like Americans declaring that they are color blind instead of showing that the gospel creates a beautiful unification of the nations Education doesn t separate people sin separates people The church is God s beautiful way of uniting all peoples because they are united through Jesus


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    characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tim Chester PDF or EBOOK (Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit) Tim Chester ↠ 3 read Having moved church recently I thought I would re read this and other books on a similar subject eg Steve Chalke's Intelli

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    PDF or EBOOK (Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit) characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tim Chester read Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit Second time reading First time in Spring 2010 I think a lot of it went over my head the first time but this time around I was refreshed by how biblical the model they argue for isA few things stuck out I forgot how much Scripture they used and how well sources it was Biblical and historical theology galore Also after trying to implement this DNA in small groups for two years I feel my fire has been rekindled

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    PDF or EBOOK (Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit) characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tim Chester When authors present a totally different way of church life I’m cautious because they are essentially saying that the majority of churches are incorrect This is the struggle I have with Total ChurchI found their view on the gospel community to be very encouraging and biblical Church members are family therefo

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    PDF or EBOOK (Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit) Tim Chester ↠ 3 read This book took over 200 pages to say what could have been boiled down to about four paragraphs I suppose it would be somewhat worthwhile for someone that is new to the church to read but there is definitely nothing new under the sun with this book It contains such insights as It is our responsibility and privilege as Christians to be engaged in world mission Page 99 Shocker That is from the chapter titled World Mission

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    PDF or EBOOK (Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit) Total Church is one of the best books I've read on church As the subtitle suggests the authors argue that church is to be radically reshaped around gospel and community They argue for three things Christian pract

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    read Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit PDF or EBOOK (Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit) characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tim Chester Chester and Timmis are ministers in home churches in Great Britain and though they say early in the book that that will not cause them to have any biases that is clearly not the case p 124 for their view of Cler

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    PDF or EBOOK (Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit) Very helpful Lots of good points Chester and Timmis look at life in the church in light of gospel word Scripture and community Church It's divided into two parts part one defines gospel and community and defends their understanding of it and is described as Gospel and Community in Principle; part two looks at the intersection of the gospel and facets of church life covering evangelism social involvement church planting world mission disci

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    characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tim Chester Tim Chester ↠ 3 read read Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit Great book Sets out a vision and a roadmap for a Gospel and Community based church as opposed to Law and Institutional I suppose although that is oversimplifyingThe one chapter that didn't ring true to me was the one on s

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    PDF or EBOOK (Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit) Wow Turns everything upside down and articulates so many things that have always seemed 'off' but are hard to put your finger on Its all about love and the gospel and community Heartbreaking and heart filling its a glimpse of the future via post Christian western Europe Very provocative full of great ideas even if you don't buy totally into their exact vision

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    read Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit Tim Chester ↠ 3 read characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Tim Chester This was an excellent book that is worth picking up and considering I need time to think through the points brought up in this book but the practical gospel centered approach to church has given me a lot to chew on

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  • Paperback
  • 224
  • Total Church A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community RE Lit
  • Tim Chester
  • English
  • 01 June 2020
  • 9781433502088