What makes a community extraordinary? When people live in community moved by the gospel and marked by the Spirit, great things happen. They commit to one another. They grieve together, sing together, eat, pray, and play together. They love, serve, honor, encourage, and provide for each other gladly. And they live on mission together. Hearts are healed, walls come down, and outsiders come in. No competition. No pretense. No vain conceit. Just full hearts breaking bread and giving freely. It is nothing short of amazing. Most of us live in a shadow of what God intended for us. Life in Community calls us into the light. Reclaiming scripture´s stunning vision of gospel-centered community, it inspires us to live in love unbounded. Listen to it, live it, and join the movement. Help unleash the power of extraordinary community. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002134de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kai Brauer analysiert eine Kernfrage der Sozialkapitaldebatte: Wie ist bürgerschaftliches Engagement unter den Vorzeichen von Individualisierung und ökonomischer Krise möglich? Der Autor hat eine Community Study in Clanton, Iowa durchgeführt. Diese ethnographische Studie eines erfolgreichen Falles zivilen Engagements macht deutlich, dass die den Ort prägenden Clans und Cliquen keineswegs in traditionalen Ligaturen gefangen sind, sondern selber als Bestandteile des Individualisierungsprozesses wirken. Zur Definition und Förderung von bürgerschaftlichem Engagement werden auf fallrekonstruktiver Basis Strukturprinzipien vorgeschlagen, die eigenständige Koordinaten bereitstellen. Diese lenken jenseits der Messung solidarischer Einstellungen und der Zählung von Vereinsmitgliedschaften den Blick auf die günstigsten Verfahren und Organisationsprinzipien zivilen Engagements. Kai Brauer ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Soziologie der Freien Universität Berlin.
Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd, grasping at shallow substitutes for true community. In this thoughtful and moving book, Paul Born describes the four pillars of deep community: sharing our stories, taking the time to enjoy one another, taking care of one another, and working together for a better world. To show the role each of these plays, he shares his own stories-as a child of refugees and as a longtime community activist. It´s up to us to create community. Born shows that the opportunity is right in front of us if we have the courage and conviction to pursue it. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Repp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019099de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Standing Together in the Community of God:Liturgical Spirituality and the Presence of Christ Pueblo Books Paul A. Janowiak
Together Bound: God, History, and the Religious Community:God, History, and the Religious Community Frank G. Kirkpatrick
Have you joined a church or small group in hopes of experiencing real life change, only to be disappointed? Have you sat through inspiring sermons about what is possible when Christians gather together in mutually edifying relationships, only to recognize how cynical you have become after many failed attempts? Community may be one of the most over-promised, under-delivered aspects of the Christian life today. Individuals remain selfish and stuck in their ways. Communities become spiritually lifeless or even fall apart because we don´t know how to experience transformation together. Transforming community does not come primarily from listening to inspiring preaching or adding another church program. It emerges as we embrace a shared commitment to the attitudes, practices and behaviors that open us to Christ in our midst. And that´s where Life Together in Christ comes in. Reflecting on the story of the two disciples who meet Christ on the Emmaus Road, Ruth Haley Barton offers this interactive guide for small groups of spiritual companions who are ready to encounter Christ in transforming ways - right where they are on the road of real life. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Hendrickson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020973de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Community Capacity Building: Creating a Better Future Together: Antonella Noya, Emma Clarence, Gary Craig
After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. His ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000219de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learning Together: The Role of the Online Community in Army Professional Education: Thomas E. Woodie
Most of our communities are fragmented and at odds within themselves. Businesses, social services, education, and health care each live within their own worlds. The same is true of individual citizens, who long for connection but end up marginalized, their gifts overlooked, their potential contributions lost. What keeps this from changing is that we are trapped in an old and tired conversation about who we are. If this narrative does not shift, we will never truly create a common future and work toward it together. What Peter Block provides in this inspiring new book is an exploration of the exact way community can emerge from fragmentation. How is community built? How does the transformation occur? What fundamental shifts are involved? What can individuals and formal leaders do to create a place they want to inhabit? We know what healthy communities look like-there are many success stories out there. The challenge is how to create one in our own place. Block helps us see how we can change the existing context of community from one of deficiencies, interests, and entitlement to one of possibility, generosity, and gifts. Questions are more important than answers in this effort, which means leadership is not a matter of style or vision but is about getting the right people together in the right way: convening is a more critical skill than commanding. As he explores the nature of community and the dynamics of transformation, Block outlines six kinds of conversation that will create communal accountability and commitment and describes how we can design physical spaces and structures that will themselves foster a sense of belonging. In Community, Peter Block explores a way of thinking about our places that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen.