Item description for Designing Contemporary Congregations: Strategies to Attract Those Under Fifty by Laurene Beth Bowers...
Overview Publisher Marketing: The traditional church has made an effort to incorporate contemporary worship, says the author of this new book. One of the reasons it is still struggling to attract the postmodern generation (between 20 and 50 years of age) is because it also needs to be a contemporary congregation - in touch with culture and its current trends. In this book the author identifies strategies to contemporize worship, fellowship, evangelism, social justice, rituals, and equipping the disciples for ministry. She discusses how each of these functions should produce a karmic balance of spiritual energy.
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Studio: Pilgrim Press, The
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.63" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.41 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Pilgrim Press
ISBN 0829817891 ISBN13 9780829817898
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More About Laurene Beth Bowers
Laurene Beth Bowers is Conference Associate Minister for Congregational Life and Vitality in the Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ. She served several congregations in New England before joining the Conference staff. Laurene earned her D.Min. from Andover Newton School of Theology, and holds degrees in social work, psychology, the Hebrew bible, and alternative conflict resolution. Her writings include Becoming a Multicultural Church and Designing Contemporary Congregations: Strategies to Attract Those Under Fifty.
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A prime choice for any pastor or other Christian leader Oct 9, 2008
It is not uncommon for people to reach adulthood then lose interest in the church. "Designing Contemporary Congregations: Strategies to Attract Those Under 50" is a guide for advertising one's congregation to a group woefully under represented in many a congregation. Calling for a revamp of churches, it offers advice on modernizing one's church without losing what's most important to many Christians - their soul. "Designing Contemporary Congregations" is a prime choice for any pastor or other Christian leader who doesn't want to lose their members to disinterest.