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Overview Inclusion, says the author, is a discipline of consciously extending the boundaries of our communities to embrace and affirm people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. In this resource for ministers and church leaders, Law provides models, theories, and strategies that are both practical and theologically sound for moving faith communities toward greater inclusion.
Publishers Description "Inclusion," says the author, "is a discipline of consciously extending the boundaries of our communities to embrace and affirm people of diverse backgrounds and experiences." In this resource for ministers and church leaders, Law provides models, theories, and strategies that are both practical and theologically sound for moving faith communities toward greater inclusion.
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More About Eric H. F. Law
Eric H. F. Law, an Episcopalian priest, is the founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute, the mission of which is to create inclusive and sustainable churches and communities. For more than 20 years, he has provided transformative and comprehensive training and resources for churches and ministries in all the major church denominations in the United States and Canada. He writes a weekly blog called The Sustainist: Spirituality for Sustainable Communities in a Networked World. Visit his blog at http: //ehflaw.typepad.com/blog/
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Including Others Mar 26, 2005
Most Christians say that they want to reach out and include more people in their church. But, how? According to Eric Law, a crucial step is to identify the "fear zone," and the "safe zone" from which your local church functions. The next step is to expand your congregation's "grace margin", so that it is large enough to truly welcome people that are considering joining your church.
I was especially moved by the first few chapters of the book which focus on our human tendancy to exclude others. "Exclusion is simple. Once we reject the others, we don't have do deal with them anymore. ... Inclusion involves a great deal of thinking and listening ..."
Anyone genuinely interested in church growth should read this book.