- Paperback: 188 pages
- Publisher: Salem Communications (June 2, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600343147
- ISBN-13: 978-1600343148
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 5.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,609,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Family-Integrated Church Paperback – June 2, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
I attend a family integrated church and so I am already familiar with this paradigm. For many years, however, our family attended a more traditional style of service with Sunday School and Youth Group. I sure do wish we had found a family integrated church earlier!
Here's some food for thought: when we go out to eat at a restaurant, we don't walk in the door and hand our children over to the "professional" meal administrators to teach our children how and what to eat while we go and eat in another room. Why do we hand our kids over to others for their spiritual nourishment? Think about it ...
This is an excellent book. Read it and see for yourself!
There is a movement that is growing in this country, a movement back to the way things used to be as far as church is concerned. It is called by various names, the most common being the "family-integrated church."
This book is the story of how one church has been working to bring families back together. You will laugh, be encouraged, and your heart will be drawn back to what the Lord says about His church as you read this book. It will also serve some readers as a blueprint for change.
J. Mark Fox is Pastor of Antioch Community Church, where he and his wife Cindy have served since the church began in 1987. Mark is also an adjunct instructor in the School of Communications at Elon University, and writes a weekly religion column for the Daily Times-News in Burlington, NC. His columns have won two Amy Awards, in 2004 and 2005, for excellence in communicating biblical truth to a secular audience. He teaches Writing and Public Speaking classes to homeschoolers and is a frequent presenter at the North Carolina homeschool convention. Mark and Cindy live in Burlington with their seven children, two dogs and a cat.
One side note. Mark says that we use Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership by Alexander Strauch I would also suggest The New Testament Deacon: The Church's Minister of Mercy by Strauch. It explains the true meaning and role of deacons and it is how deacons serve at Antioch.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good, easy read book about a church and their journey on becoming a Family Integrated Church. I am a pastor's wife of a Family Integrated Church, and I fully recommend this book... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Tanya Stephenson
There are plenty of books out there about churches that have grown and become successful in some way. Growing churches. Big churches. Mega churches. Churches with great ministries. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by J McMurdo
I love the transparency the pastor/author portrays. He tells of their transisiton from being a new church that is modeled after the typical program driven into the family driven... Read morePublished on August 19, 2009 by Chris Jordan
This book is fantastic. I have read and reread parts of it multiple times, and have talked more about this book than any other book this past year. Read morePublished on December 19, 2008 by A. Osborn
I received this book on Friday. I finished it Saturday morning. Every question I had was answered. How refreshing. There are so many things I loved about the book. Read morePublished on October 16, 2008 by LivingBookWorm
Mark Fox writes an excellent and easy-to-read book for anyone who wants to become introduced to, or more knowledgeable about, the Family-Integrated Church. Read morePublished on June 24, 2008 by J. Michel