Small Community:Foundation of Democratic Life Arthur E. Morgan
Preparing Your (Small) Community for Climate Impacts: Mary L. Walsh
Are Smaller Learning Community High Schools Better?:A Comparison of Smaller Learning Community High Schools and Traditional High Schools on Academic Achievement Jason Mixon
Small Schools, Education, and the Importance of Community:Pathways to Improvement and a Sustainable Future R&L Education Tim L. Adsit
This title explains an alternative living arrangement that provides shelter and security, convenience, comfort and meaning. The author (and architect) describes existing pocket neighbourhoods and provides inspiration for new ones. This title is suitable for architects and homeowners who crave a greater sense of community where they live. The typical American neighbourhood is impersonal, made up of large houses on large lots, with large garages whose remote openers provide residents instant access inside. There´s never any need to see or be seen! The good news is that a growing number of homeowners are saying they want more. Pocket neighbourhoods are alternative living arrangements that provide shelter and security, convenience, comfort and meaning. In a typical pocket neighbourhood, parking is intentionally separated from houses, which surround a landscaped common area. Homeowners walk to their doors, past the neighbours they might otherwise never know. This book by architect and author Ross Chapin describes existing pocket neighbourhoods and co-housing communities and provides inspiration for creating new ones.
Small Groups That Succeed Small groups are the key to impacting lives in your church. But a healthy small-group environment - one that fosters meaningful, lasting connections - doesn´t just happen. So pull up a chair. Let´s talk about how to make it happen. Bill Willits and best-selling author Andy Stanley share their successful approach, which has resulted in nearly 8,000 adults becoming involved in small groups at North Point Community Church in Atlanta . Simply put, the five principles clearly described here have passed the test. This is not just another book about community; this is a book about strategy - strategy that builds a small-group culture. Creating Community shares clear and simple principles to help people connect into meaningful relationships. The kind God desires for each of us. The kind he uses to change our lives. Put this proven method to work in your ministry, and enjoy the tangible results - God´s people doing life together. ´´The small-group program at North Point Community Church is not an appendage; it is not a program we tacked on to an existing structure. It is part of our lifestyle. We think groups. We organize groups. We are driven by groups. Creating Community contains our blueprint for success. And I believe it has the potential power to revolutionize your own small-group ministry!´´ (Andy Stanley, Story Behind the Book) Creating Community flows out of the North Point Community Church story. The message here is not just some new small-group program but reflects a passion lived out and implemented in their church from the very beginning. Even with phenomenal growth, the church has stayed true to its commitment to small groups and has fine-tuned its ministry process into one of the most unique and effective models in churches today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001583/bk_hove_001583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Community By Design: New Urbanism for Suburbs and Small Communities: Kenneth B. Hall, Gerald A. Porterfield
The development of meaningful relationships, where every member carries a significant sense of belonging, is central to what it means to be the church. So why do many Christians feel disappointed and disillusioned with their efforts to experience authentic community? Despite the best efforts of pastors, small group leaders, and faithful lay persons, church too often is a place of loneliness rather than connection. Church can be so much better. So intimate and alive. The Connecting Church tells you how. The answer may seem radical today, but it was a central component of life in the early church. First-century Christians knew what it meant to live in vital community with one another, relating with a depth and commitment that made ´´the body of Christ´´ a perfect metaphor for the church. What would it take to reclaim that kind of love, joy, support, and dynamic spiritual growth? Listen to this book and find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000341/bk_zond_000341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learning-in-Community:Reflections on Practice M. Venkatesh, R.V. Small, J. Marsden