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Uitgeverij Shama Releases FINDING CHURCH in Dutch

Posted on: August 23rd, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen No Comments
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Uitgeverij Shama Releases FINDING CHURCH in Dutch

Uitgeverij Shama, publisher of two of Wayne’s other books has just released Finding Church in Dutch. It is called, ZOEKTOCHT NAAR DE LEAVENED KERK: Wat als er nu echt meer is? I have no idea what that says, but it sounds close to the original. I’m always blessed when other publishers consider that one of my books will have value in their countries as well. I’ve worked with the Publisher there in the past and am excited about this new edition. Now Finding Church is available in English, Spanish, German, and Dutch and will soon be released in French as well. To order the book, or link to the publishers of any of these translations, please check our Order Page. […]

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Chapter 6: The Undeniable Longing

Posted on: August 15th, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen No Comments
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Chapter 6: The Undeniable Longing

Our Book Discussion on Finding Church continues at the Lifestream Discuss Forum.  You’re welcome to join us, or just read over our shoulder as we work our way through that book.  Discussion for the first five chapters are already there. Today we begin Chapter Six:  The Undeniable Longing. For some people the longing for “something more” seems so out of reach, and everyone else seems so content that they simply try to make the best of what is and fall into a spiritual stagnation that leaves them unfulfilled. For others, they can’t seem to abate the longing. Try as they might to ignore it, knowing the cost of following it is great, but it continues to grow and invite them down the […]

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What Jesus Taught About the Church

Posted on: July 6th, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen 3 Comments
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What Jesus Taught About the Church

(Picture above taken from A Man Like No Other. Copyright 2011 and used with permission.) Our Book Discussion on Finding Church continues at the Lifestream Discuss Forum.  You’re welcome to join us, or just read over our shoulder as we work our way through that book.  Today we are beginning Chapter Four:  What Jesus Taught Us. Whenever people talk about “the church” all they an think of is the building on the corner or the the Sunday morning meeting and the institution that surrounds it. This idea of “church” arises from planning, organization, budgets, and leadership. This chapter is designed to shatter our images of his church as an institution and begin to see it as the fruit of a […]

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Book Discussion Moves On to Chapter Two

Posted on: May 26th, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen 2 Comments
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Book Discussion Moves On to Chapter Two

Two weeks ago I began a book discussion group that will work through Finding Church, hoping to spur people on not only to recognize the church Jesus is building in the world but to learn how to recognize it around them and participate as he desires.  Every two weeks we will take on a new chapter.  You can catch up on chapter one if you want, or just join us on chapter 2, The Community of a New Creation. The first chapter was about opening our eyes to the idea that a better church is in the world than the one most people see. The second chapter challenges us to look to relationships that reflect his glory to help us […]

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Book Discussion Group Starting

Posted on: May 9th, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen No Comments
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Book Discussion Group Starting

How would you like to discuss Finding Church, with the author?  Today I’m beginning an on-line Book Discussion through the themes of Finding Church, we are beginning a book discussion group on-line. We’ll begin with chapter 1 and take about two weeks on each chapter as we work through the entire book.  There will be questions to explore as well as the opportunity to ask me anything you’d like to ask from various chapters. You can find the forum here.  You can read entries without registering, but to participate in the forum you will need to register.  Grab a cup of coffee, or a cold drink and come join us every week or two and let’s explore the book together. Please sign […]

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My Heart for His Church

Posted on: April 26th, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen 8 Comments
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My Heart for His Church

In my opening comments to the brothers and sisters who gathered in London a few weeks ago, I expressed my heart for the church Jesus is building, this incredible bride he is preparing for himself. For too many years we have tried to build a church for him, and we’ve done it according to the world’s methods and systems for managing power and conforming people’s behaviors. While God has been gracious to make himself known in our childish attempts, the result has been less than satisfying. Most Christians and Christian leaders are too focused on the church, when our focus in this incredible story is to be on the groom and let him shape his bride. How do we let Jesus build his […]

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Finding The Church Jesus Is Building

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen No Comments
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Finding The Church Jesus Is Building

One of the greatest tragedies for the past 2000 years is that we’ve tried to build Jesus’ church for him instead of recognizing the way he is shaping his bride in the world. When we use institutional priorities to maintain or sustain the church we end up disfiguring her and using the term “church” to describe something that is not the church. During my recent trip to the UK, I was asked by Tim Nash and Dave Ward to join them on their Nomad Podcast. They wanted to discuss my latest book, Finding Church, and came at it with lots of interesting questions people ask who haven’t yet figured out that the church Jesus is building and the one humanity […]

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The Hunger for Real Community

Posted on: March 8th, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen 3 Comments
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The Hunger for Real Community

These are the Scriptures that make people hungry to see the expression of Jesus’ church on this earth, and why they are not satisfied with our human attempts to create it continue to fall far short of it: My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so […]

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Finding a Place in the Family

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen No Comments
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Finding a Place in the Family

Here is a question I get often. I love his hunger and the openness of his question. I thought others might appreciate looking in on our exchange: I recently graduated from college and started a teaching job at middle school near there. I am having a hard time right now, trying to figure out who I should be walking through life with right now. My closest friends have either graduated and moved away or are about to after this semester. I used to lead a college small group but I would feel awkward continuing going there. So I have been trying out a young adult group. On top of the transition, I am just feeling resistant to being committed to […]

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A Book Cover and a Book Discussion

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen 1 Comment
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A Book Cover and a Book Discussion

I posted it at Lifestream, but forgot to post it here. We have selected the cover for Wayne’s upcoming book and you can see it above. It was a variation on the middle cover in our survey. If you want to know why, you can read my blog at Lifestream. Also, here’s a head’s up for those of you who would like to get into a book discussion of Finding Church. Later this month I’m going to begin a book discussion chapter by chapter through Finding Church. If you’re interested, stay tuned here for details.

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Which Cover Works For You?

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen 10 Comments
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Which Cover Works For You?

I’m reposting this from my Lifestream Blog here, because I’d like your input as well. I’ve been writing another book online, this one a special report relating to the latest research on those being called the “dones”, those who are giving up on the traditional congregational model for church and are looking for more relational realities. This series is designed to help people understand what’s been going on for the past twenty-five years or more while inviting the body of Christ from all her expressions to an expanding conversation about the nature of the church and its unity in our day. Those are going to be combined into a book and since I’m getting toward the end we are working on […]

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Discovering Life Beyond the Congregation

Posted on: January 21st, 2016 by Wayne Jacobsen No Comments
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Discovering Life Beyond the Congregation

I love the email this book generates and hearing stories of how God is freeing them to see his church as so much bigger than our institutionalism can contain. This is from Joy in Ohio: Thank you so much for writing this book! I Absolutely love, love, love it!!!! I love the simplicity of how everything is described and explained!! But the best part is that it proves I haven’t been weird, odd and wishing for things that aren’t “real”. This book proves there is something more. I haven’t been kooky all these years!!! So many times what you explain is so refreshing!!! I especially love chapter 10… The Family Way. There are no words to describe what I feel! […]

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German And Spanish Translations Available

Posted on: December 21st, 2015 by Wayne Jacobsen No Comments
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German And Spanish Translations Available

I love how Finding Church is finding its way into the world and the interest there is translating it for other cultures. A few months again it was released by Glory World Medien in German as Die Gemeinschaft der Neuen Schöpfung (The Community of the New Creation), bringing to five the number of my titles they have released in German. Also, as a labor of love someone translated Finding Church (Encontrando a la Iglesia) into Spanish and you can download for free here . Soon it will also be available in French and Dutch. Apparently lots of people really are looking for something more.

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Taking Shape In the Neighborhood

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 by Wayne Jacobsen 1 Comment
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Taking Shape In the Neighborhood

When we stop seeing Jesus’ church defined by a building, a meeting, or a program, we begin to see her take shape in the most remarkable ways. One of the joys of publishing Finding Church is that so many people send me stories of how Jesus is building his church in the simplicity of loving people wherever you engage them and watch how his life takes shape among them. Mike is a friend of mine from Florida, who sent me the following letter used to be a vocational pastor and then for a brief season was part of an attempt to build a house church network. Now he works in sales, coaches basketball and has found the church growing in […]

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Wayne’s Story in His Own Words

Posted on: October 19th, 2015 by Wayne Jacobsen No Comments
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Wayne’s Story in His Own Words

For those of you interested in my personal story and how I went from being someone deeply involved in institutional church life to someone who found himself out side of it, you’ll find this new interview very helpful to understand my journey and how I’ve come to the conclusions I write and speak about. The entire journey has been a continual drawing inside the heart of the Father, though I had no idea where it would lead at the outset, nor where it might take me from here. This interview was recorded last month in Indiana by some documentary filmmakers, who wanted to talk to me for one of their projects. They will be taking excerpts from this interview, but […]

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