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The Celtic Way

Here’s a teaser from Chuck Hunter’s Book The Celtic Way of Evangelism



  • Peter Berger and the social construction of reality (99-100)
    1. a person’s view of reality is largely shaped and maintained within the community into which one has been socialized
    2. in a pluralistic society, the possibility of conversion, that is, changing the way one perceives essential reality, is opened up through conversations with people who live with a contrasting view of reality
    3. one adopts and internalizes the new worldview through resocialization into a community sharing that new worldview
  • Roman Model vs. Celtic Model (53)
    1. Roman
      • Presentation
      • Decision
      • Fellowship
    2. Celtic
      • Fellowship
      • Ministry and Conversation
      • Belief, Invitation to Commitment
  • The Celtic Way of Evangelism (53)
    1. You first establish community with people, or bring them into the fellowship of your community of faith
    2. Within fellowship, you engage in conversation, ministry, prayer, and worship.
    3. In time, as they discover that they now believe, you invite them to commit.


  baftababe wrote @

Is this the reason you have so many food-related outreaches at riversmeetings??!! (There’s me thinking you just like food.)

  riversmeeting wrote @

Don’t miss the big FELLOWSHIP MEAL at Drumshanbo Methodist Church 1.30pm. Bring some dessert if you like! We’re staying through the day really: traditional service at 11.30am, food at 1.30-3.30 and then radical worship at 4pm…. (more food at 7pm)

Also in the Chinese Restaurant, June 19th…I could go on….

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