The Becoming of the Church

The Becoming of the Church
A Process Theology of the Structures of Christian Experience

by Bernard J. Lee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780809118168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers a new focus for understanding the Church and its structures.

Being Church, Becoming Community

Being Church, Becoming Community
A Book

by John M. Buchanan

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 1996-01-01
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9780664256692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Buchanan, pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, challenges the church to have an impact on the community at large. Drawing from his experience at Fourth Presbyterian, he explores the specific ways the church intersects the life of the community. He vigorously affirms the Reformed tradition's unique strengths and heritage, as well as its ongoing relevance in today's world. To Buchanan, mainline churches have an obligation to be in the world, and their effectiveness requires that they not abandon their traditions. Churches need to steer a course that allows them both the ability to maintain a singular way in the world and a creative response to questions of meaning, hope, vocation, and values.

Becoming Church

Becoming Church
A Trail Guide to Starting Fresh Expressions

by Luke Edwards

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-03
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781734508109
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Becoming a Contagious Church

Becoming a Contagious Church
Increasing Your Church's Evangelistic Temperature

by Mark Mittelberg

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2010-12-21
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0310852986
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discover a Proven Approach to Raising Your Church’s Evangelistic TemperatureEvangelism. It’s one of the highest values in the church. So why do so few churches put real effort into it? Maybe it’s because we don’t understand the evangelistic potential of the church well enough to get excited about it. Becoming a Contagious Church will change that.Revised and updated, this streamlined edition dispels outdated preconceptions and reveals evangelism as it really can be. What’s more, it walks you through a 6-Stage Process and includes a brand-new 6-Stage Process assessment tool for taking your church beyond mere talk to infections energy, action, and lasting commitment.“This book is not optional! It’s required reading for all who are serious about reaching their communities for Christ. Ignoring this book would be pastoral malpractice!”Lee Strobel, author of The Case for the Real Jesus“You can’t read this book without having your heart stirred to share the gospel. It’s contagious!”Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life“Entire leadership teams and outreach committees should read and discuss this powerful book—and then put its principles into action.”John Maxwell, author of Developing Leaders Around You“I can’t emphasize how important books like this one are for the future of the church. It demythologizes the fear and awkwardness of evangelism into something biblical, tangible, and practical for every person.”Dan Kimball, author of They Like Jesus but Not the Church“Becoming a Contagious Church is hands-down the most comprehensive work on church evangelism I’ve ever read. Its principles can turn inward-looking church attenders into outward-looking church evangelists.”Craig Groeschel, senior pastor, LifeChurch.tv

Becoming a Blessed Church

Becoming a Blessed Church
Forming a Church of Spiritual Purpose, Presence, and Power

by N. Graham Standish

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2016-05-08
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1566997933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Becoming a Blessed Church will help you discern God’s purpose and the path God is calling your congregation to walk. This book will help you find Christ in your midst and become aware of the many ways the blessings of God’s Spirit flow through your congregation. This second edition includes three new practical chapters that answer the questions the author is most frequently asked.

Becoming a Multicultural Church

Becoming a Multicultural Church
A Book

by Laurene Beth Bowers

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2010-04-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1608992292
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In [ital] Becoming a Multicultural Church[ital], Bowers reflects upon and shows how churches can benefit from the experience of First Congregational Church of Randolph, Massachusetts [em dash] the church she pastors [em dash] once a historically "traditional" one social grouping church, but now a "multicultural" church and one of the numerically largest churches in Randolph. She offers practical strategies and explores the processes involved, in a conversational style that will make it an easy read for pastors.

Becoming a Just Church

Becoming a Just Church
Cultivating Communities of God's Shalom

by Adam L. Gustine

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2019-02-12
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0830873406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How should the local church think about justice? Adam Gustine provides a theological vision for the church's identity as a just people, where God's character and the pursuit of shalom infuses every aspect of our congregational DNA. In this renewed vision, the church becomes a prophetic alternative to the broken systems of the world and a parable of God's intentions for human flourishing and societal transformation.

Reciprocal Church

Reciprocal Church
Becoming a Community Where Faith Flourishes Beyond High School

by Sharon Galgay Ketcham

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2018-11-13
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0830873880
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The church faces an unprecedented loss of rising generations. Young adults who were active and engaged in the local church are leaving the community behind after high school. What can we do? Sharon Galgay Ketcham reflects theologically on the church community and its role in forming faith, offering values and practices that can shape a community into a place where faith will flourish in those both young and old.

Becoming Multi-Flavoured Church

Becoming Multi-Flavoured Church
A Book

by Bob and Mary Bain

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2015-03-17
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 1326195352
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Practical Guide. Join us on a journey to transition your church to include all the cultures in your community. # Understand God's vision for Multi-Flavoured Church # Appreciate the benefits of becoming Multi-Flavoured # Start loving other cultures in the way that God does # Engage with a Multi-Flavoured community and establish a Community Project # Come together in unity with others - to worship, pray and do mission # Find practical ways to become a Welcome Place for all cultures This book is particularly helpful for those from other parts of the world, who have a calling to mission in the United Kingdom.

How to Become a Creative Church Leader

How to Become a Creative Church Leader
A MODEM Handbook

by John Nelson

  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release : 2008-02-28
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 1853118133
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A companion to the popular Creative Church Leadership, this co-publication with "MODEM" focuses on the practical skills necessary for dynamic leadership in the local church. A wide range of experienced church leaders and management gurus reflect on key components of successful contemporary church leadership including: part one which discusses people, leading a team, choosing and mentoring assistants, leading lay ministers and volunteers, how to delegate, how to resolve conflict; part two which describes organisation, leading churches of different sizes, leading multiple congregations, relating to the local community, initiating and completing projects, how to chair meetings; and, part three which discusses up close and personal, what kind of a leader are you, getting your work/life balance right, thinking strategically, preaching with a purpose, and much more.

Becoming a Just Church

Becoming a Just Church
Cultivating Communities of God's Shalom

by Adam L. Gustine

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-02-12
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780830841516
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How should the local church think about justice? Adam Gustine provides a theological vision for the church's identity as a just people, where God's character and the pursuit of shalom infuses every aspect of our congregational DNA. In this renewed vision, the church becomes a prophetic alternative to the broken systems of the world and a parable of God's intentions for human flourishing and societal transformation.

'The Church Becoming'

'The Church Becoming'
A Study of Formation and Transformation Some Contemporary Views

by Sister Michell Fean (O. P.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Becoming the Anti-Racist Church

Becoming the Anti-Racist Church
Journeying Toward Wholeness

by Joseph Barndt

  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2011-03-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0800664604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Christians addressing racism in American society must begin with a frank assessment of how race figures in the churches themselves, leading activist Joseph Barndt argues. This practical and important volume extends the insights of Barndt's earlier, more general work to address the race situation in the churches themselves and to equip people there to be agents for change in and beyond their church communities.

Becoming a Pastor Theologian

Becoming a Pastor Theologian
New Possibilities for Church Leadership

by Todd Wilson,Gerald L. Hiestand

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2016-10-27
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 0830893369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT) seeks to overcome the bifurcation that has developed between the roles of pastor and theologian. Based on the first CPT conference in 2015, this volume brings together the reflections of church leaders and academic theologians to consider how these roles might be reconnected once again.

Becoming the Transformative Church

Becoming the Transformative Church
Beyond Sacred Cows, Fantasies, and Fears

by Kay Collier McLaughlin

  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2013-08-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0819228842
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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• A call for new structure and ways of behaving as church by an experienced church officer Church-wide discussions continue about the emergent church, attracting young people, financial survival, corporate structure, relationships with the Anglican Communion, and other ongoing issues, while age-old behaviors and patterns continue to derail progress. This book offers concrete examples from a systems perspective as to how intentionality in leadership based on shared foundational theories has the potential to empower our church to be the transformative entity God called it to be.

Becoming a New Church

Becoming a New Church
Reflections on Faith and Calling

by Malcolm L. Warford

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2009-10-01
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1556355173
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since church membership has entered into a period of rapid decline, the church is being challenged to renew and redefine itself and its ministries by liberating itself from past constraints and crafting new ways of being "the church". "Becoming A New Church" offers Malcolm Warford's well-reasoned, articulate reflections on what meeting this challenge means. For Warford, renewal is not a matter of restoring what already has been, but being committed to thoughtful, faith-based innovation. He invites us to think of ourselves as pilgrims in a community where there are no clearly marked road signs, but where we have a shared memory of Jesus who made us free to live open to the world and its potential for transformation.

Becoming a Disciple-Making Church

Becoming a Disciple-Making Church
A Proven Method for Growing Spiritually Mature Christians

by Neil T. Anderson

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2016-01-26
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1441265546
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proven Methods for Turning Believers into Disciples What does it mean to grow a "convert" into a "disciple"? And how do we help our people get there? Neil Anderson's Freedom in Christ ministry has been walking individuals through these steps for over a quarter century. Now he turns his attention to pastors and church leaders, teaching them how to help their people resolve personal and spiritual conflicts, including everything from difficult marriages to unrepentant sin to church disputes. Before someone can mature spiritually, they must be established alive and free in Christ through genuine repentance and faith in God. This means churches must resolve their people's conflicts as the first step to discipleship, rather than referring them to professional counselors. We as believers have the answers for mental and emotional problems, and through this ministry of reconciliation true discipleship happens.

Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church

Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church
Understanding a Movement and Its Implications

by D. A. Carson

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2009-05-26
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0310296471
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A careful and informed assessment of the “emerging church” by a respected author and scholar The “emerging church” movement has generated a lot of excitement and exerts an astonishingly broad influence. Is it the wave of the future or a passing fancy? Who are the leaders and what are they saying? The time has come for a mature assessment. D. A. Carson not only gives those who may be unfamiliar with it a perceptive introduction to the emerging church movement, but also includes a skillful assessment of its theological views. Carson addresses some troubling weaknesses of the movement frankly and thoughtfully, while at the same time recognizing that it has important things to say to the rest of Christianity. The author strives to provide a perspective that is both honest and fair. Anyone interested in the future of the church in a rapidly changing world will find this an informative and stimulating read. D. A. Carson (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author of over 45 books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning book The Gagging of God, and is general editor of Telling the Truth and Worship by the Book. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.

Becoming a Healthy Church

Becoming a Healthy Church
Ten Traits of a Vital Ministry

by Stephen A. Macchia,Haddon Robinson

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2003-11-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0801065038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A healthy church is possible. Here are ten traits to help you diagnose the state of your church and start it down the path to improvement.

Becoming a Grand Champion Church

Becoming a Grand Champion Church
Exploring the Twenty-third Psalm As a Blueprint for Church Growth

by Dale Heinold

  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2012-03
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 1449741460
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There are many ideas about how to increase the size of a church. But what if our vision is upside down? What if God’s desire is that we focus on being a quality church instead of simply a large church? The Bible envisions the church as a spotless bride, a vision of quality. Today’s church seems far from God’s vision of perfection, but that does not change the goals God has for His flock. Using Psalm 23 as a blueprint,Becoming a Grand Champion Churchexplores how Christ is shepherding His church toward maturity. A gap exists between this age’s knowledge of sheep and shepherding that makes it difficult to grasp the fullness of Christ’s shepherding work in the church. The author seeks to fill that gap with homespun remembrances of raising sheep to be shown at the county fair. He then ties the shepherd’s duties with practical suggestions of how the whole body can work alongside the Good Shepherd toward Christ’s vision for His bride. The result of following God’s plan is a Grand Champion Church that reflects the qualities of Christ to the world.