This Is Our Church

Author: Leo W. Collins
Publisher: Leo Collins
ISBN:
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This Is Our Church from the Author: Leo W. Collins. The Seven Societies of the First Church in Boston, 1630. There are three reviews, and the publisher is The Society of the First Church in Boston.

Our Church

Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782395040
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Our Church from the Author: Roger Scruton. For most people in England today, the church is simply the empty building at the end of the road, visited for the first time, if at all, when dead. It offers its sacraments to a population that lives without rites of passage, and which regards the National Health Service rather than the National Church as its true spiritual guardian. In Our Church, Scruton argues that the Anglican Church is the forlorn trustee of an architectural and artistic inheritance that remains one of the treasures of European civilization. He contends that it is a still point in the centre of English culture and that its defining texts, the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer are the sources from which much of our national identity derives. At once an elegy to a vanishing world and a clarion call to recognize Anglicanism's continuing relevance, Our Church is a graceful and persuasive book.

Our Church And Our Children

Author: Sophie Koulomzin
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
ISBN: 9780881412741
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Our Church And Our Children from the Author: Sophie Koulomzin. This book is a re-release of a classic by a distinguished Orthodox Christian religious educator and a foundational read for Christian parents and educators. Koulomzin, who taught Religious Education at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary from 1954 to 1973, writes as a laywoman, teacher, mother, and grandmother about the task of Christian education. The work is a remarkable compendium of her wisdom. The contents of the book comprise a deep understanding of children, a wise appropriation of educational and developmental theory, a lived knowledge of the Orthodox faith tradition, and a keen sense of Orthodox church life in America. The book is peppered with engaging anecdotes from her half-century of experience working with children in the Church. For Koulomzin, recognizing that children are full members of the Church was of utmost importance, and her life's vocation was encouraging others to see this. Among the key topics addressed in Our Church and Our Children are: the task of Christian education, developmental stages of children, Christian education in the family, the challenges and opportunities of the church school, and a vision and goals for the Christian teacher. It makes an excellent book for either group or personal study. Included in the re-release are a foreword, which gives a glimpse into her incredible personal life, a bibliography, and a chapter-by-chapter study guide.

Can Our Church Live

Author: Alice Mann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566994810
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Can Our Church Live from the Author: Alice Mann. Nothing on earth lives forever—not even congregations. Alban Institute senior consultant Alice Mann explains how the natural life cycle of a congregation, as well as other internal and external factors, can produce a congregation that is in real trouble. She then offers hope for congregations that want to change. Practical options for congregations, leadership challenges for laity and clergy, and ways to work with denominations are detailed and engaging discussion questions provide a basis for congregational planning

Pagan Christianity

Author: Frank Viola
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414341651
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Pagan Christianity from the Author: Frank Viola. Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? This ground-breaking book, now in affordable softcover, makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence and extensive footnotes that document the origins of modern Christian church practices. In the process, the authors uncover the problems that emerge when the church functions more like a business organization than the living organism it was created to be. As you reconsider Christ's revolutionary plan for his church—to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role—you'll be challenged to decide whether you can ever do church the same way again.

Our Church

Author: Graham English
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814620618
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Our Church from the Author: Graham English. This is a book about belonging to a church. It is about Patrick learning to make the sign of the cross; about Julie a Melkite Catholic from Lebanon; about Philomena, Emily, Max, Joe, and many other children.

This Is Our Church

Author: James A. Comiskey
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814625972
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This Is Our Church from the Author: James A. Comiskey. Explains through words and pictures the different parts of a Catholic church, such as the altar, ambo, music center, and confessional.

Our Church

Author: Rosanna Morales
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781922152930
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Our Church from the Author: Rosanna Morales.

Blest Are We

Author: Richard N. Fragomeni
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780382363849
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Blest Are We from the Author: Richard N. Fragomeni.

Real Good Church

Author: Molly Phinney Baskette
Publisher: Pilgrim Press
ISBN: 9780829820027
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Real Good Church from the Author: Molly Phinney Baskette. "This is a practical manual of everything our church did," says author Molly Phinney Baskette, "to reverse our death spiral and become the healthy, stable, spirited and robust community it is today evident in the large percentage of children and young adults in our church, and a sixfold increase in pledged giving in the last decade." Baskette, pastor of First Church Somerville UCC in the Boston area, strongly believes her church's strategies will work for any church, in any setting, regardless of denomination, demographics, and political landscape. Here, in her new book, Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and Yours Can, Too, she shares everything her church did, addressing topics such as: outreach and growth strategies, finances and giving, creative worship, including personal testimony and corporate prayer, church conflict and change, anxiety and humor, and much more.