Reconstructing Church

Author: Ph. Grant D Yonkman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566997151
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Reconstructing Church from the Author: Ph. Grant D Yonkman. The general decline of American mainline Protestant churches today is well documented. Church redevelopment—imagining and actualizing new life for dying churches—is a productive and vital response to congregational decline, but it can be daunting. Here is guidebook for church leaders, to help them reinvigorate their churches with both practical advice and tested theory. A comprehensive case study of Beneficent Congregational Church, which successfully turned the tide and quadrupled its worship attendance, provides inspiration as well as concrete strategies for church redevelopment. The study indicates that successful and faithful church redevelopment involves a shift from a modern-patronage ministry model to a postmodern-plural ministry model. Building on current church redevelopment literature by bringing selected Biblical and theological texts into conversation with leadership concepts, systems theory, social sciences, and congregational studies, this book creates a multidisciplinary transformative conversation. The result is both strategic proposals for growing your church and a model for doing practical theology in your own ministry context. Dedicated, trained leadership in cooperation with the power of the Spirit can create the possibility of new life in dying congregations.

Reconstructing The Church

Author: William Allen Harper
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781334935985
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Reconstructing The Church from the Author: William Allen Harper. Excerpt from Reconstructing the Church: An Examination of the Problems of the Times From the Standpoint of a Layman of the Church The problems that challenge the Church of God in this time are the most momentous of its history. The aching heart of the world' looks to the Church for guidance, for leadership, for life. Recon struction shall not reconstruct but merely patch up, unless the Church shall, discerning the signs of the times, even as her Founder did in His day, point the way to a permanent solution. Religion is the hope of the hour, and Christianity is the sole rightful claimant to be its exponent to men, judged both by achievement and by ideals. Christianity can save the day for permanent blessing to men, and nothing else can. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Kenya Reconstructing

Author: Roseline M. Achieng'
Publisher: LIT Verlag MĂĽnster
ISBN: 3643901747
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Kenya Reconstructing from the Author: Roseline M. Achieng'. This volume is a product of empirical rich and theoretically thought generating material collected over a one year field research undertaken in 2001-2002, in the Kenyan Rift Valley. Focusing on the strategies of women coping with displacement and trying to make their new places their home, Dr. Achieng' adopts a multi-local, agency and actor-centred approach and thus brilliantly shows how, by economic and social networking and by creating new sets of meaning, these women reconstruct and reconnect the places they were driven from, to the places they now live and work in. A former programmes manager at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dr. Achieng' is currently in charge of developing the academic and research components of the sociology section of the School of Social Sciences, Monash South Africa

On Reconstructing The Social Order

Author: Catholic Church. Pope (1922-1939 : Pius XI)
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On Reconstructing The Social Order from the Author: Catholic Church. Pope (1922-1939 : Pius XI).

Church College And Clergy

Author: Brian J. Fraser
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773513518
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Church College And Clergy from the Author: Brian J. Fraser. Church, College, and Clergy commemorates the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Knox College in Toronto. Founded in 1844, it is the oldest, largest, and most influential Presbyterian theological school in Canada. Brian Fraser traces the history of the college and examines how Presbyterians in Canada educated the leaders who ensured the preservation and propagation of their religion.

Reconstructing Catholicism

Author: Robert Ludwig
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1579103383
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Reconstructing Catholicism from the Author: Robert Ludwig.

Reconstructing Practical Theology

Author: John Reader
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754666608
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Reconstructing Practical Theology from the Author: John Reader. This book argues that the discipline of practical theology needs to be re-shaped in the light of the impact of various influences created through the encounter with globalization. Essential to this is an engagement with the insights of other disciplines, e.g. sociology, politics, economics and philosophy. The content and authority of the Christian tradition is being challenged by the blurred encounters with more fluid lifestyles, alternative spiritualities and indeed other faiths as mediated through information technology and the breakdown of attachments to all forms of institutional life. Traditional ways of belonging and relating to places and structures are being eroded leaving the established patterns of ministry, worship, church organisation the province of an ageing population, while those who are now more inclined to search for communities of interest avoid being drawn into the practices and structures of formal religion. What is the future for practical theology in this rapidly changing context? By examining the familiar concerns of the subject John Reader shows how it is in danger of operating with zombie categories - still alive but only just - and presents the possibilities for a reflexive spirituality grounded in the Christian tradition as a way into the future.

Reconstructing Christianity

Author: Rich Mayfield
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595372988
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Reconstructing Christianity from the Author: Rich Mayfield. Despite what some would have us believe, Christianity is not limited to the religious right and its exclusive claims. More and more spiritual sojourners are being drawn back to the simple teachings of Jesus. There they encounter a whole new way of understanding contemporary Christianity.Reconstructing Christianity: Notes from the New Reformation captures this new religious awakening and provides a helpful daily guide to making Christianity meaningful again.

Reconstructing The Black Image

Author: Gordon De la Mothe
Publisher: Trentham Books
ISBN: 9780948080616
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Reconstructing The Black Image from the Author: Gordon De la Mothe. Refuting the negative perceptions of black people in Western society, this book reviews the images first fostered by purveyors of the West African slave trade of Africans as heathen savages.