Developing Congregations Into Caring Communities
There's only so much an individual can do. Here you will find a book that belongs to a series including Change and the Church and The Welcoming Church , on all manner of ministry, church organisation and training designed to...
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There's only so much an individual can do. Here you will find a book that belongs to a series including Change and the Church and The Welcoming Church , on all manner of ministry, church organisation and training designed to get the whole church involved in growing Christ's kingdom
The aim of this book Developing Congregations into Caring Communities is to help members of congregations understand the nature of Christian community. It suggests practical ideas and models to help people realise and express community in the local church and the local community. Sseven chapters long, the book goes on to explore what Christian community is, how it is expressed and how we as individuals might be ‘better community members’. The last three chapters offer many practical tips on how to develop helpful structures, events and task groups for a healthy and vibrant Christian community that is both outward looking and caring of its members. Peter Corney is not afraid to suggest new ideas: how many of our churches have a parish nurse? At the back of the book are several appendices, including a helpful questionnaire to assist churches analyse their local communities.
Peter Corney is a well respected and well known retired Anglican vicar. He pastored St Hilary's, Kew, one of the biggest Anglican Churches in Melbourne and oversaw its growth until his retirement. He is the author of some very practical ministry books for the local church including Change and the Church, Developing Congregations into Caring Communities and The Welcoming Church . He also recently retired as Director of the Institute for Contemporary Christian Leadership at Ridley College in Melbourne.