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Transforming the Mainline Church

Robert Chesnut

Transforming the Mainline Church

Robert Chesnut

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1. New Beginnings: Facing The Challenge Of Change^2. Building And Battling^3. Transforming The Church For A New Millennium

- Publisher In the, engagingly written book Presbyterian pastor Robert A. Chesnut gives us the fascinating, inside story of the renewal of East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, while at the same tune providing invaluable lessons for other beleaguered inner-city congregations.^When Chesnut became pastor in 1988, East Liberty was a church with an impressive building (built by the Mellon family) but a declining and graying congregation. Worship was staid and predictable. Over the next ten years Chesnut sparked a remarkable -- and often controversial -- turnaround in membership, ministry, and finances. In telling his story Chesnut is honest about the struggles he encountered, including the fact that resistance from the "old guard" in the church almost destroyed his ministry.^Chesnut urges all congregations to be more open to diversity, to emphasize the art, and a broad range of music, to support aggressive, entrepreneurial leadership, and to move beyond narrow denominational concerns in favor of anapproach that responds to the religious hungers of a new generation.

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InTransforming the Mainline Church, Robert Chesnut provides valuable lessons for inner-city churches. He urges congregations to be more open to diversity, to emphasize the arts and music, to support entrepreneurial leadership, and to move beyond denominational concerns to an approach that responds to the religious hungers of a new generation.



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About "Transforming the Mainline Church"

1. New Beginnings: Facing The Challenge Of Change^2. Building And Battling^3. Transforming The Church For A New Millennium
- Publisher

In the, engagingly written book Presbyterian pastor Robert A. Chesnut gives us the fascinating, inside story of the renewal of East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, while at the same tune providing invaluable lessons for other beleaguered inner-city congregations.^When Chesnut became pastor in 1988, East Liberty was a church with an impressive building (built by the Mellon family) but a declining and graying congregation. Worship was staid and predictable. Over the next ten years Chesnut sparked a remarkable -- and often controversial -- turnaround in membership, ministry, and finances. In telling his story Chesnut is honest about the struggles he encountered, including the fact that resistance from the "old guard" in the church almost destroyed his ministry.^Chesnut urges all congregations to be more open to diversity, to emphasize the art, and a broad range of music, to support aggressive, entrepreneurial leadership, and to move beyond narrow denominational concerns in favor of anapproach that responds to the religious hungers of a new generation.
- Publisher

InTransforming the Mainline Church, Robert Chesnut provides valuable lessons for inner-city churches. He urges congregations to be more open to diversity, to emphasize the arts and music, to support entrepreneurial leadership, and to move beyond denominational concerns to an approach that responds to the religious hungers of a new generation.


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Meet the Author

Robert Chesnut

Robert A. Chesnut is Dean of the Multicultural Church Institute at Ghost Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is Pastor Emeritus of East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh and a former member of the Presbyterian Multicultural Network steering committee. A

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  • Catalogue Code 197979
  • Product Code 066450101X
  • EAN 9780664501013
  • Pages 196
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Geneva Press
  • Publication Date May 2000
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.296kg

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