Briefly defined, an organic church is a group of believers in Jesus Christ who are learning to live by the indwelling Lord together. They have left behind the man-made religious system normally referred to as Christianity, along with all of the “baggage” associated with that system. They have embraced Christ alone as their only Life, Center, and Head of the church. They are learning to function as the Body of Christ in order to express His fullness. And they are learning to live together as His house and His family in face-to-face community.
- new to organic church life?
- what does organic church life look like?
- what about leadership?
- how are organic churches planted?
- how can I get more information?
Welcome to OrganicChurch.org
This website is being created for the purpose of introducing and educating believers regarding the origins, planting, sustaining, and experience of the organic expression of the church. (The site is under construction so some of the links may not work yet.)
- Milt Rodriguez on the Church
- Frank Viola on the Church
- Jon Zens on the Church
- The Organic Church (PDF)
- Pagan Christianity
- Reimagining Church
- Neil Cole & Frank Viola
Root Before Fruit
In organic church, the fruit will reflect the quality of the internal life of the tree. But it takes time for the fruit to develop so that it is a true expression of the internal life of the tree. In other words, it takes a mature tree to develop fruit. This doesn’t happen overnight. However, if the tree is in the proper environment, and it is properly nourished and develops a strong root system, it will produce fruit much sooner.
In the coming days, we will be posting articles and audios on organic church life.
So read and listen to your heart’s content about: the centrality and supremacy of Jesus Christ, learning to live by His life, where our institutional church practices came from, the theology and practice of organic church, and much more.