Item description for Transforming Disciples (Transformations, the Episcopal Church in the 21st Century) by Linda L. Grenz...
Overview Making disciples through Christian formation too often looks like a limited number of educational programs offered to child, teen, and adult "consumers" who move on if they don't find what they want. How can we make the transition from consumer religion to participatory faith by building congregational relationships that nourish people spiritually and empower them to risk living, worshipping, learning, and serving God and each other in new and enlivening ways?
At once travel guide and vision for the future, the Transformation series is good news for the Episcopal Church at a time of fast and furious demographic and social change. Series contributors - recognized experts in their fields - analyze our present plight, point to the seeds of change already at work transforming the church, and outline a positive new way forward. What kinds of churches are most ready for transformation? What are the essential tools? What will give us strength, direction, and purpose to the journey?
Each volume of the series will: Explain why a changed vision is essential Give robust theological and biblical foundations Offer a guide to best practices and positive trends in churches large and small. Describe the necessary tools for change Imagine how transformation will look
Making disciples through Christian formation too often looks like a limited number of educational programs offered to child, teen, and adult consumers who move on if they don t find what they want. How can we make the transition from consumer religion to participatory faith by building congregational relationships that nourish people spiritually and empower them to risk living, worshipping, learning, and serving God and each other in new and enlivening ways?"
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Studio: Church Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2008
Publisher Church Publishing
ISBN 0898695988 ISBN13 9780898695984
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More About Linda L. Grenz
Linda L. Grenz is an Episcopal priest and executive director of LeaderResources, an Episcopal consulting and educational publishing organization in Leeds, Massachusetts. She is also adjunct professor of Christian education at the General Theological Seminary and the author of several books, including The Marriage Journey and The Doubleday Pocket Bible Guide.
Linda L. Grenz was born in 1950.
Linda L. Grenz has published or released items in the following series...
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A solid read for any Episcopal Pastor Feb 11, 2009
Church is a place where people can grow as people. "Transforming Disciples" is another entry the transformations series, a series aimed at Episcopal ministers who want to make their congregations be as fulfilling as possible, both spiritually and as members of the community. Discipleship is discussed in this volume, offering pastors advice on turning their normal congregation members into religiously educated disciples of the church. "Transforming Disciples" is a solid read for any Episcopal Pastor trying to make their church better.