Item description for Downtown Church: The Heart of the City (Innovators in Ministry Series) by Howard Edington...
Overview Here is the story of a man with a vision for new life in urban churches. In this book, Edington shows how to use innovation to lead a congregation to numerical, financial and spiritual success. He shows pastors in the city environment proven methods for keeping their churches alive and well despite the particular obstacles facing them in the urban landscape.
Many in our day think that it is no longer possible to have big, strong, vital, influential, mission-minded downtown congregations. Those who predict the end of downtown churches will point to the suburbanization of Anglo populations, the erosion of inherited institutional loyalties, the decline of public transportation, the lack of interest by a younger generation in Sunday evening worship, the deterioration of central city public school systems, the fear of crime, the closing of downtown department stores with the rise of shopping malls, and so on.
While much can be learned about the failures of various downtown churches, more can be learned about the successful experiences. Today's downtown church, therefore, must be competitive. Howard Edington has led a church that for a dozen years has excelled in offering an alternative to most of the lures in our society that compete for attention with the church. First Church is reaching new generations of people by being relevant to community needs, by becoming a credible partner with the government and the city, and by offering the good news with a message and program that is of the highest quality.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1996
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Series Innovators In Ministry
ISBN 0687054400 ISBN13 9780687054404
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More About Howard Edington
Howard Edington is the senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, Florida -- one of the nation's largest Presbyterian congregations. he is nationally recognized as an outstanding communicator of the Gospel message. One of the qualities that people ove most about his style is that he not only tell the story but applies it in a winsome way to everyday living. Edington can be heard and seen weekly in the pulpit in Orlando and through his television ministry, The Certain Sound, in both Central Florida and greater Atlanta, GA. Dr. Edington and his wife raised three adopted children. The book is dedicated to their late adopted son, John David.
Howard Edington currently resides in Orlando, in the state of Florida. Howard Edington was born in 1952.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Downtown Church: The Heart of the City (Innovators in Ministry Series)?
Excellent resource for church pastors and leaders in cities. Jun 30, 1999
An excellent resource for pastors and church leaders in downtown areas. Contains the story of one church in Orlando Florida and how the pastor and members developed programs to nurture church survival and growth. Examples given are applicable to all churches especially in urban areas.