The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity

by Gerardo Marti, Gladys Ganiel. Oxford University Press, 2014.

This resource offers rich descriptions of the various forms of congregations emerging, ranging from pub-churches to online networks.


new forms of congregations, pub-churches, neo-monastic communities, online networks

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Be inspired by the different ways religious communities are being formed and reformed.
  • Consider starting your own non-traditional congregation after learning the various ways communities are practicing their faith.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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