Author C. Andrew Doyle Announces Release of ‘Small Batch’

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New book demonstrates local, organic, sustainable church

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There is an emerging denominational movement into planting Christian communities and this is what author C. Andrew Doyle explores in his new book, “Small Batch” (published by Xlibris). He discusses how the mission of the future church will be shaped and is presently being shaped by new, small batch communities.

Finding its way into the new millennium, the church is faced with the need to think of its mission as an ancient future Christian community. Small batch communities are popping up across the country with new mission fervor. Locally focused, organic and deeply rooted in the community, they derive their strength from the care they give to local concerns. Doyle surveys the sending churches that are planting greenfield ministries and multiplying churches that are spinning off new contextually oriented mission communities.

This handbook is for individuals interested in the growing movement of planting new Christian communities, providing them with a mix of theology about evangelism, best business practices and stories of people doing ministry. Readers will discover that the gospel will not be deterred by size or economic realities. They will even see the future shape of very diverse Christian mission.

Due to shrinking attendance in Christian churches, “Small Batch” encourages Christians to be creative and heed the call to be missionaries in their local contexts.

“Small Batch”
By C. Andrew Doyle
Hardcover | 6x9in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781524500153
Softcover | 6x9in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781524500160
E-Book | 166 pages | ISBN 9781524500146
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
C. Andrew Doyle, ninth Bishop of Texas, describes his six-word autobiography as: “Met Jesus on pilgrimage, still walking.” Doyle received his M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary after earning a fine arts degree from the University of North Texas, Denton. Previous to his election in 2008, Doyle served for five years as Canon to the Ordinary. He also served churches in Temple and College Station, as well as being elected deputy to several General Conventions. He most recently served on the Structure Committee and is currently president of the Compass Rose Society, a global group of patrons and leaders making a difference in the Anglican Communion.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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