Scattering Church: Effective Mission in the Post-Institutional World
Matthew C. Clarke
Biografía del autor
Matthew C. Clarke is an international speaker and writer who has left the traditional, institutional church for something better: to work with Jesus to help build the Kingdom of God. He has lived in intentional Christian community, pioneered the Biblical analysis of technology, and participated in grassroots peacemaking. He and his wife Annabella facilitate The Escape Goats group, which provides a safe space for people who have been damaged by the church. They live near Sydney, Australia, where they run a sustainable social enterprise selling coffee to raise funds for international development projects.
Descripción del libro
What might church look like if, rather than being a controlled, institutional garden, it was a radically decentralized weed? This book describes why the traditional church structure built on the metaphor of gathering is no longer effective, and describes seven core features of a church that takes seriously the Biblical metaphor of scattering.
Público al que se apunta
People who seek to follow the model of Jesus but who do not feel comfortable in the institutional church. They may have already given up and left "church" or are still attending a church but thinking about leaving. They can be any gender, probably English speaking, probably living in USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, or perhaps Europe.
Tipo de portada de libro
Tapa blanda o Paperback
Kindle Direct Publishing
Editorial del ebook
Kindle de Amazon
Diseño de inspiración
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Otros requisitos relativos al color
I am not strong on colour. But I think I'd prefer fresh, lively colours -- green fields and blue sky.
Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
The book is approx 320 pages on 5.5 x 8.5 inch page size.
You can read excerpts from the book at http://www.scatteringchurch.com
A key theme is about God's breath blowing the seeds of a radical new "kingdom" throughout the world. One possible motif on the from cover is a dandelion seedhead being blown - but do not restrict yourself to that idea. You might have some clever ideas about how to incorporate the breath/wind of God into that.
For the title on the front cover, "Scattering" should be more prominent than "Church".
The book will be published initially through KDP but then also through IngramSpark.
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I would like to avoid additional costs for stock images or fonts, but that's open for discussion.
This is the publisher's logo. Later I can supply a better quality version.
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