Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness (The Gospel and Our Culture Series) [Paperback]

By Lois Y. Barrett (Editor)
Our Price $ 15.40  
Retail Value $ 22.00  
You Save $ 6.60  (30%)  
Item Number 85974  
Buy New $15.40
Quantity:
Available on the Internet only.



Item description for Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness (The Gospel and Our Culture Series) by Lois Y. Barrett...

Overview
There is growing literature on the need for local congregations to become more mission-minded, yet churches lack the know-how for turning conviction into practice. This volume highlights eight tangible characteristics currently being modeled by nine congregations from across North America.

Publishers Description
There is a growing literature on the need for local congregations to become more mission-minded, yet churches lack the know-how for turning conviction into practice. What would a missional church actually look like? How would it live its life? This volume answers such questions by highlighting eight tangible characteristics currently being modeled by nine congregations from across North America.

Produced by a team of authors, "Treasure in Clay Jars" is built around case studies of missional churches that are diverse in their denominational affiliations, worship styles, political stances, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The book explores eight concrete patterns common to the success of these churches that can be fruitfully adopted by any congregation seeking to embody God's mission in the world. An important emphasis of the book is that mission is not simply the work of women and men bringing the gospel to faraway places. Rather, it is the character of the church in whatever context it exists. The authors therefore call for a renewed focus on engaging an American culture that is today dominantly secular in orientation.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!

Item Specifications...


Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2004
Publisher   WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Series  Gospel and Our Culture  
ISBN  080282692X  
ISBN13  9780802826923  


Availability  6 units.
Availability accurate as of Jan 18, 2017 08:20.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.


More About Lois Y. Barrett


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lois Y. Barrett is director of the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary - Great Plains Extension, in North Newton, Kansas.

Lois Y. Barrett has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Gospel & Our Culture


Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Evangelism > General
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Evangelism > Missions & Missionary Work


Christian Product Categories
Books > Church & Ministry > Church Life > General



Similar Products



Reviews - What do customers think about Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness (The Gospel and Our Culture Series)?

From William B. Eerdmans  May 22, 2007
If you saw a missional church, what would it look like? What patterns of behavior and practice would you find there? Building on the ground laid by the book Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (Darrell Guder et al. 1998), this book centers on case studies of nine missional congregations from across North America that are diverse in their denominational affiliations, worship styles, political stances, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The book explores eight concrete "patterns" common to these churches. Although the patterns may be different in each setting, they can be recognized in any congregation seeking to participate in God's mission in the world. The team that authored this book believes that "missional" says something not so much about the activities of the church as its character: "The church does not exist for itself, but for participation in God's mission of reconciliation... Mission is the character of the church in whatever context it exists." The congregations studied here are "clay jars," but each carries in its witness a remarkable treasure that points to God's power and purposes.
 
Excellent practical missional church resource  Mar 22, 2006
This book gives some very good practical insights into the Missional Church movement. The examples come from a variety of churches in a variety of contexts. The principles or practices of missional churches are described and explained in real live church contexts. I'm reading this with my session (leadership board) now. So far folks seem to be tracking pretty well, but still some translation is needed to the lay reader. At least that is true in my situation.
 

Write your own review about Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness (The Gospel and Our Culture Series)



Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness (The Gospel and Our Culture Series)


Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :



Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!



Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter


Resources
Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
Corporate
About Us
Contact Us
Policies
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy