Item description for A New Connection: Reforming The United Methodist Church by Andy Langford...
Overview In A New Connection Andy Langford and William Willimon urge readers to critically examine the current structure of The United Methodist Church and pursue radical changes. They assert that "local decision making and contribution must be enhanced; bureaucracy must be reduced; episcopal leadership must be reestablished; our organizational form must be fitted to our missional function."
Publishers Description Langford and Willimon urge readers to critically examine the current structure of the United Methodist Church and pursue radical changes. They assert that "local decision making and contribution must be enhanced; bureaucracy must be reduced; episcopal leadership must be re-established; our organizational form must be fitted to our missional function." Some may judge the authors' analysis as candid and their remedies promising; others may take exception to what they see as intemperate claims and calls for precipitous changes in UM polity. Readers are invited to enter into the conversation and make choices that can reform the United Methodist Church and shape its future.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1996
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687015421 ISBN13 9780687015429
Availability 0 units.
More About Andy Langford
Andy Langford is a United Methodist pastor from North Carolina. Andy edited The United Methodist Book of Worship and wrote Your Ministry of Planning a Christian Funeral, and ChristianWeddings: Resources to Make Your Ceremony Unique. Andy's work blends scholarly, liturgical expertise with years of pastoral and practical suggestions for ministry.
Andy Langford currently resides in China Grove, in the state of North Carolina.
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Ideas the Methodist Church Needs Jun 11, 2000
As a former Roman Catholic and then Southern Baptist and now United Methodist (for the last 20 years), I learned a lot about the organizational problems that we have as United Methodists by reading A New Connection. I see now that there is hope for the Methodist Church to turn it's decline around if we will heed the advice given in this book. I love the theology and the people of the Methodist Church but the system is killing us. Every United Methodist needs to read this book!