Review: Neil Cole’s “Primal Fire” by Keith Giles
By: Keith Giles - 18 April 2014 - 0 Comments

  I first met Neil Cole at a Carl’s Jr. in Orange, California. He and my friend Ken Eastburn were meeting with me for an early morning coffee and conversation. I had only been involved [...]

Avoid The Dangers of Organic Church by Jamal Jivanjee
By: Jamal Jivanjee - 17 April 2014 - 1 Comment

Several years ago, I left the institutional religious system.  This was no small feat for me as it was a system I was heavily invested in.  I had been religiously trained in college, and [...]

What If? (Part 3), by Steve Holt, Sr.
By: Steve Holt - 16 April 2014 - 1 Comment

Well, the past is gone, and the present is upon us.  We can do nothing to affect those two time dimensions.  But, ah, the future!  The future is ours to shape based on what [...]

What If? (Part 2) by Steve Holt, Sr.
By: Steve Holt - 15 April 2014 - 0 Comments

What if Jesus’s disciples reestablish the household as the primary Kingdom expression on earth? What if every Christian sells his/her house in the ‘burbs and moves to the most depressed section of their city [...]

What if? By Steve Holt, Sr.
By: Steve Holt - 14 April 2014 - 0 Comments

Despite mankind’s apostasy, miscalculations, sin, evil and downright stupidity through the centuries, God has preserved a remnant of followers—called the church—on this earth.  From any angle, Christendom appears divided, disconnected, inept, impotent, and incapable.  [...]

Why I Plant Organic Churches by Ross Rohde
By: Ross Rohde - 11 April 2014 - 2 Comments

There are lots of kinds of churches. Besides the dozens if not hundreds of denominations we could name, each with its own way of doing things, there are lots of different models out there. [...]

Does It All Boil Down To Pulpit And Pew? by Jon Zens
By: Jon Zens - 10 April 2014 - 6 Comments

My heart is burdened concerning a phenomenon I’ve witnessed over and over again. It goes something like this: I would never pursue anything in my personal life in Christ without seeking the Lord for [...]

Emersyn Understands, by John Vandervoort
By: John Vandervoort - 09 April 2014 - 3 Comments

So for the last several months our family has been attending what some might call a simple or organic house church in Orange, CA. Next week we are hosting it in our home. This [...]

What Organic Church Is All About, by Joshua Lawson
By: Josh Lawson - 08 April 2014 - 8 Comments

Before anyone gets over-zealous for a particular church model, let’s be clear about one thing. The whole issue of “organic” v.s. “institutional” is not primarily a matter of outward form. There can be organic [...]

Why Go Organic? by Ken Eastburn
By: Ken Eastburn - 07 April 2014 - 1 Comment

Why Go Organic? Organic church is person-to-person. Institutional church is business-to-consumer. I’m sure I will get a lot of flak for that overly generalized opening statement. But before some of you come at me [...]