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Community Is Messy: The Perils and Promise of Small Group Ministry
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Book Title
Community Is Messy: The Perils and Promise of Small Group Ministry
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Publisher
IVP Books
Release Date
August 1, 2012
Pages
203
Price
$12.50

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.

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