Why is it called "Organic"?

Right throughout The New Testament you will see lots of natural / organic metaphores for the church, and church practice. i.e....

Wheat and Weeds. (Matt13:30)

Sheep and Goats (John 10:16)

Brothers and Sisters, Family (Mark 3:35)

The Body of Christ (Romans 12:5; Ephesians 1:22,23)

The Bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:25-33)

Living Stones (1 Peter 2:5)

Flesh and Blood (John 6:54)

Sons (Ephesians 1:5)

What is Organic Church?

Organic Church is a non-traditional church that is born out of spiritual life instead of constructed by human institutions and held together by religious programs. Organic church life is a grass roots experience that is marked by face-to-face community, every-member functioning, open-participatory meetings (opposed to pastor-to-pew services), non-hierarchical leadership, and the centrality and supremacy of Jesus Christ as the functional Leader and Head of the gathering.

When we meet, the aim is (or at least should be) always to love, serve and encourage each other to walk in the Spirit and live by the indwelling life of Christ on a daily and even moment by moment basis. For more on this see Frank Viola's book "Reimagining Church"

Also Organic church involves doing and sharing life together. This can take on many forms including taking someone shopping, helping a church member with the Garden or some DIY and just simply spending time together recreationally and informally. Last year our group hired a large house in Scotland together and went on holiday for a week for example.

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