Community That Is Christian, 2nd Edition

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Community That Is Christian is an essential resource for anyone working to build community in church-based small groups. This comprehensive book guides both those who equip leaders or lead small groups and small group members themselves, helping them transform their relationships into a Christ-centered community.


"In an age where everyone is starving for meaningful connection and community, Julie Gorman's Community That Is Christian is like a high-dollar buffet! It offers a fresh, engaging, and solid look at how we are called to live together as followers of Christ. This is not just a book for pastors and church leaders, but is rather a comprehensive resource for everyone who wants to bring back relational intimacy into the center of the church's life and mission." -Chapman R. Clark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Youth, Family and Culture; Director of Youth Ministry Programs, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Julie Gorman has written a book on Christian small groups that is both important and necessary. She has tied group research to sound theology and practice. She has merged the sociological with the theological. There is no other small group book like this one. It is important that every primary leader of small group ministry understand what Julie is teaching us about groups. She has a unique perspective and a special ability to integrate. Yet, this book is also very practical and accessible." -Gareth Weldon Icenogle, senior pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

"If you want to replace shallow and superficial expressions of church life with a deeper, richer, biblical experience of what it means to be part of the Christian community, Julie's book is a must read." -Bill Donahue, Ph.D., director of small groups, Willow Creek Association, and author of Leading Lifechanging Small Groups

The Author

  1. Julie A. Gorman

    Julie A. Gorman

    Julie A. Gorman is professor and director of the Christian Formation and Discipleship Program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She is the author of two small-group studies, Let's Get Together and No Stranger to God, as well as The Small Group...

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