At once "travel guide" and vision for the future, this series is good news for the Episcopal Church at a time of fast and furious demographic and social change. It analyzes our present plight, sketch a positive way forward, and...
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At once "travel guide" and vision for the future, this series is good news for the Episcopal Church at a time of fast and furious demographic and social change. It analyzes our present plight, sketch a positive way forward, and point to the seeds of change already at work transforming the church. What kinds of churches are most ready for transformation? What are the essential tools? What will give us strength, direction, and purpose to the journey? Each volume of the series will bull; Explain why a changed vision is essential bull; Give robust theological and biblical foundations bull; Offer a guide to best practices and positive trends in churches large and small. bull; Describe the necessary tools for change bull; Imagine how transformation will look Making disciples through Christian formation too often looks like a limited number of educational programs offered to child, teen, and adult "consumers" who move on if they don't find what they want. How can we make the transition from consumer religion to participatory faith by building relationships in the congregation that nourish people spiritually, empowers them to risk living, worshipping, learning and serving God and each other in new and enlivening ways.
Linda L. Grenz, President of LeaderResources, consults with churches on leadership development and educational programs. An ordained Episcopal priest, Ms. Grenz lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.