Guest / Limited Access /
Reviews

/

Community Is Messy: The Perils and Promise of Small Group Ministry
Our Rating
not rated  
Book Title
Community Is Messy: The Perils and Promise of Small Group Ministry
Author
Publisher
IVP Books
Release Date
September 1, 2012
Pages
203
Price
$14.07
Buy Community Is Messy: The Perils and Promise of Small Group Ministry from Amazon

Heather Zempel uses her knowledge of environmental engineering to plan small-group environments that foster change and transformation. She admits those environments are messy, but it's a mess that produces radical change in people's lives. She encourages readers to see discipleship as a journey of becoming—more like a laboratory than a classroom, with experiments, spills, and explosions. Zempel openly shares her experiences—both good and bad—as discipleship pastor at National Community Church in Washington, D.C., and invites small-group leaders to embrace the mess of community life.

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

From Issue:
Browse All Book Reviews By:
Read These NextSee Our Latest
Also in this IssueThe Village Genius
The Village Genius
Joe Johnston's residential community is designed for, well, community.
RecommendedWhat It’s Like to Be Gay at Wheaton College
Subscriber Access Only What It’s Like to Be Gay at Wheaton College
The evangelical university has received negative press on LGBT matters. My own experience paints a different picture.
TrendingNicole Cliffe: How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life
Nicole Cliffe: How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life
I had no untapped, unanswered yearnings. All was well in the state of Denmark. And then it wasn’t.
Editor's PickLetters with the Mosque Next Door
Letters with the Mosque Next Door
How a budding friendship between a pastor and an imam brought a community together.
Christianity Today
Review: Community Is Messy
hide thisSeptember September

In the Magazine

September 2012

To continue reading, subscribe now for full print and digital access.