Making Church Relevant
Can Church be relevant to a world often identified as 'Post-Christian?' Yes. And pastors are the leaders of change. Within and without they guide their congregation towards community outreach.This second volume in the Beeson Pastoral Series addresses the concerns of...
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Can Church be relevant to a world often identified as 'Post-Christian?' Yes. And pastors are the leaders of change. Within and without they guide their congregation towards community outreach.This second volume in the Beeson Pastoral Series addresses the concerns of churches seeking opportunities and trying to meet the needs of unchurched people. The most respected church leaders including Walt Kallestad, Thomas Benjamin, Dale Galloway, George Hunter, Bill Hybels, have contributed to Making Church Relevant. Through messages such as Reaching Secular People, Doing Church to Reach Pre-Christian People, and Bold Love these experienced pastors share their wisdom and insights on this issue.
Winning the unchurched secularist is the most pressing challenge faced by contemporary churches. -Dale GallowayWould you believe that over 40 percent of the worshipers in your congregation attend a church service they were not raised in? Incredibly, the church today is ministering to an increasing number of unbelievers, seekers and new followers who have little or no background in the church. A church that chooses to face the challenge of the 21st century also has the opportunity for integrating outreach and discipleship in virtually untouched soil. In developing a healthy and vibrant church, pastors and church leaders must recognize the shifting patterns in culture that will ultimately affect the life of the church. Worship, ministry, and service are just some of the timeless issues that must be redefined for a new kind of believer.Making Church Relevant brings together leaders on the cutting-edge of church growth to look at the present and challenge the future. Pioneers such as Bill
Galloway is founder of New Hope Community Church in Portland, Oregon and serves as dean of the Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership. He is a graduate of Nazarene Theological Seminary and recieved a D.D. from Western Evangelical Seminary.