Item description for The Church in Transition: The Journey of Existing Churches Into the Emerging Culture (EmergentYS #39) by Tim Conder...
Overview The new emerging church is both hopeful and frightening compared to more traditional forms of Christianity. However, these "two churches" need each other. This text presents honest stories of the failures and successes of a variety of transitioning fellowships.
Publishers Description The Journey of Existing Churches into the Emerging Culture In our fast-growing post-Christian, postmodern culture, the church often finds itself marginalized and ineffective in mission. The new emerging church is both hopeful and frightening compared to more traditional forms of Christianity. However, these 'two churches' need each other. The Church in Transition presents honest stories of the failures and successes of a variety of transitioning fellowships.
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Studio: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.95" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 6, 2006
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Number 39
ISBN 0310265711 ISBN13 9780310265719 UPC 025986265717
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More About Tim Conder
Tim Conder (MDiv - Gordon-Conwell Seminary) has served as a pastor and an elder at the Chapel Hill Bible Church in Chapel Hill, NC for the past fifteen years. He now pastors Emmaus Way, an intentional missional community in nearby Durham while remaining a standing elder at Chapel Hill Bible Church. He is the author of The Church in Transition. He also serves on the leadership team of Emergent and on the Board of Directors for Mars Hill Graduate School. He and his wife, Mimi, have two kids, Keenan and Kendall.
Reviews - What do customers think about Church In Transition?
extremely thoughtful and sensitive approach Feb 25, 2006
i've read a great deal of postmodern ministry/emerging church subject matter, which conder is dealing with.
but three things strike me as unique about this work:
1. it's extremely sensitive to and supportive of existing church models and approaches. that's wonderfully refreshing, and it lends an enormous amount of credibility to his content.
he recognizes that the emerging church didn't drop out of the sky without preceding context or help. he recognizes that the emerging church owes a debt to and can benefit from 'modern' churches. he sees the relationship between the modern church and emerging church as synergistic rather than antagonistic. that's inspiring.
2. he understands that the emerging church is far more about theology than style. in an age when church practice is determined more by pragmatic concerns than theological underpinnings, it's extremely reassuring to know someone is saying this with clarity.
3. he's actually engaged in this transition on a day to day basis. he's writing not only from a theoretical perspective, but also from a practical one. again, that gives his words a gread deal of credibility.
bottom line, if this is the kind of person who is responsible for giving direction and leadership to the emerging church, we're in pretty darn good shape.