Church Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically--From the Inside Out

ISBN: 978-1-118-13128-2
240 pages
September 2012, Jossey-Bass
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September 10, 2012
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Church Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically


Church Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically - From the Inside Out

Many churches are striving to turn things around, and are looking for new programs, better staff, or an updated strategy to fix their churches. However,churches need more than an organizationaltransition; we need a full transfusion of Jesus' blood, His life, within every disciple. Anything less than that will only perpetuate more of the dysfunction and unhealthy church practices that have already plagued us for too long.

It isn’t enough that we believe in the facts contained in the gospel, we must allow the gospel itself to infect our souls and transform us from within. The DNA of Jesus' lifeblood is needed in our churches and nothing shy of a full transfusion that touches every cell will be sufficient.

In CHURCH TRANSFUSION, co-authors Neil Cole (Organic Church and Journeys to Significance) and Phil Helfer point out that change is possible with God, but only with God and lay out some of the actual practical considerations to weigh if you want to release real organic health in your church.  Using multiple examples of very different kinds of churches that have been through the process, the authors present ways that leadership and practices need to change in order to release organic church movements from their midst.

In the spirit of Jesus, the book applies organic life principles and offer practical guidance that is holistic and natural that speaks to both both established churches and small organic churches.  The book outlines:

  • How to detoxify from dependence issues.
  • How to ignite change virally
  • How to grandparent movements
  • How to measure success in movements 

CHURCH TRANSFUSION shows that Jesus didn’t die and rise from the dead to be like everyone else in the world, but to show that miracles and true faith are needed to make a difference.  In the spirit of his sacrifice, CHURCH TRANSFUSION, offers a blueprint to healing church DNA and celluar transformation to inpsire a more missional approach.