Red Alert: Does the Future Have a Church?

Paperback|Apr 2018
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The age of Christendom is over. The age of post-modernity has arrived. How do ordinary, everyday congregations deal with the crisis facing them?Red Alert is a book for those in leadership, and in the pew, who want to know how...

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The age of Christendom is over. The age of post-modernity has arrived. How do ordinary, everyday congregations deal with the crisis facing them?Red Alert is a book for those in leadership, and in the pew, who want to know how to respond to the myriad number of social changes facing churches in the West. It explores the options before us, suggesting that the way forward is not tinkering with non-essentials, but reframing the whole paradigm -- not a new way of doing church 'the old way', but a new way of being church altogether. Eminently practical, this book is designed to show how your church can be empowered to become an authentic community and effective agent for the gospel in the wider society. It shows how the Christian church can not just survive, but prosper. "The world has changed... radically... such that any church committed to 'business as usual' will find itself on the road to irrelevance and death. The gospel, on the other hand, is always relevant and the church's mandate has not changed. Gil Cann's appeal to the local church to acquire understanding, demonstrate flexibility, exercise creativity and generate energy is, in essence, an impassioned appeal to choose life. Ignore it at your peril!"Elizabeth KendalReligious liberty analyst, advocate and authorDirector of Christian Faith and Freedom, Canberra, ACT, Australia"This is a wonderful book: down-to-earth, honest and brimful of distilled wisdom, born of decades of generous and warm-hearted ministry to scores of Christian communities around the country. If you've ever had the joy of knowing and listening to Gil, you'll know exactly what I mean. If not, you are in for a very special surprise. Take up and read!"Dr Rikki WattsDean of Theology at Alphacrucis College, Sydney, NSW, Australia Research Professor with Regent College, Vancouver, Canada

  • Catalogue Code 527093
  • Product Code 9780732404314
  • ISBN 0732404312
  • EAN 9780732404314
  • Pages 312
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category Church Leadership
  • Publisher Albatross Books
  • Publication Date Apr 2018
  • Sales Rank 14509
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 18mm
  • Weight 0.458kg
  • <p><strong>foreword </strong></p><p><strong>introduction:&amp;nbsp;</strong>crunch Time For Traditional Church</p><p>&amp;nbsp; 1 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>our Christendom Heritage:&amp;nbsp;</strong>milestone Or Millstone?&amp;nbsp;</p><p>&amp;nbsp; 2 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>the Big Picture:&amp;nbsp;</strong>god&amp;rsquo;s Purpose For Humanity</p><p>&amp;nbsp; 3 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>what In The World Is Going On? </strong>making Sense Of Our Times</p><p>&amp;nbsp; 4 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>there Are No Unbelievers:&amp;nbsp;</strong>everyone Believes In Something</p><p>&amp;nbsp; 5 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>organisation Or Organism? </strong>what Makes The Church Unique?&amp;nbsp;</p><p>&amp;nbsp; 6 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>organic Church:&amp;nbsp;</strong>what Does This Mean In Practice?</p><p>&amp;nbsp; 7 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>not Sunday At 10.00, But 24/7:&amp;nbsp;</strong>the Primary Ministry Of A Church&amp;nbsp;</p><p>&amp;nbsp; 8 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>lost In Translation:&amp;nbsp;</strong>a Crucial Role Gone Missing</p><p>&amp;nbsp; 9 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>a New Priority For Leaders And Pastors:&amp;nbsp;</strong>from Maintenance To Mission Mode</p><p>10 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>sunday Service Or Family Reunion?</strong>&amp;nbsp;why Does God Want Us To Meet?&amp;nbsp;</p><p>11 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>&amp;lsquo;can&amp;rsquo;t Wait Till Next Time!&amp;rsquo;&amp;nbsp;</strong>what Should We Do When We Meet?&amp;nbsp;</p><p>12 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>when We Come Together:&amp;nbsp;</strong>more Essential Issues&amp;nbsp;</p><p>13 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>from Discord To Harmony:&amp;nbsp;</strong>making The Most Of Our Music&amp;nbsp;</p><p>14 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>&amp;lsquo;next Please&amp;rsquo;:&amp;nbsp;</strong>solving Problems Or Changing Lives?&amp;nbsp;</p><p>15 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>&amp;lsquo;i&amp;rsquo;ve Been Meaning To Ask You!&amp;rsquo;:&amp;nbsp;</strong>some Frequently Raised Questions</p><p>16 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>tough Times Ahead:&amp;nbsp;</strong>the Need For Real Courage</p><p>17 &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;<strong>an Attitude Of Gratitude:&amp;nbsp;</strong>living In The Grace Of God</p><p><strong>bibliography</strong></p>

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