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Equipping the Saints: Mobilizing Laity for Ministry [Paperback]

By Michael Christensen (Author) & Leonard Sweet (Foreword by)
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Experts on congregational life tell us that ministry in the next century will depend more on called, trained, and committed lay leadership than it has since the days of the early church. But how will congregations recruit these lay leaders? How will they develop new models for training and equipping them for all the ministreies of the church? What will the role of clergy be in adopting this new partnership that Leonard Sweet calls "ancient-future ministry"? Equipping the Saints seeks to help congregational leaders answer these and other questions related to mobilizing lay ministry in the years ahead.

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Experts on congregational life tell us that ministry in the next century will depend more on called, trained, and committed lay leadership than it has since the days of the early church. But how will congregations recruit these lay leaders? How will they develop new models for training and equipping them for all the ministries of the church? What will the role of clergy be in adopting this new partnership that Leonard Sweet calls "ancient-future ministry"? Equipping the Saints seeks to help congregational leaders answer these and other questions related to mobilizing lay ministry in the years ahead.

The chapters include: "Shall We Abolish the Clergy or the Laity?" by Michael Christensen; "Team Building Through Spiritual Gifts" by Brian Bauknight; "The Loss and Recovery of the Biblical Basis for Ministry" by Russell Moy; "Out of the Pew, Into the World" by Jessica Moffat; "The Seeker Service in the Mainline Church" by Eric Park; "Circuit Riding in the 21st Century" by Rob Duncan; and, "Life Together: Reclaiming the Ministry of Small Groups" by Christine Anderson.

Key Features: - Responds to emerging trends that promise to be determinative of the shape of ministry in the next century - Addresses an important practical need in congregations - Offers help in formulating new models for congregational ministry

Key Benefits: - Readers will understand the important emerging need for called, trained, and committed laypersons to engage in ministry - Readers will learn how to recruit and train lay leaders - Readers will identify a new model of clergy/lay ministry partnership

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Studio: Abingdon Press
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.42" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.67 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2000
Publisher   Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN  0687024455  
ISBN13  9780687024452  


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How to Become a Three-Streams, One River Church  Apr 8, 2006
In this groundbreaking volume on the new shape of ministry editor Michael Christensen employs the ancient metaphor of "three streams, one river" to ask a crucial question: "How can ministerial leadership (clergy) move the people of God (laity) from the baptismal font into the full flow of ministry in the church and in the world?" Proclaiming that the New Reformation of the Laity has already occurred, he states that "what remains of the revolution is whether the clergy or the laity will be abolished in favor of 'one body with many parts.'"

Equipping the Saints seeks to help congregational leaders re-invent TheNextChurch
for the challenges that lie before it. Chapters and contributors include:

Out of the Pew, into the World: Motivating for Ministry by Jessica Farish Moffatt

The Loss and Recovery of the Biblical Basis for Lay Ministry by Russell Moy

Life Together: Reclaiming the Ministry of Small Groups by Christine M. Anderson

Team Building Through Spiritual Gifts by Brian K. Bauknight

The Seeker Service in the Mainline Church by Eric Park

Circuit Riding in the Twenty-first Century by Robert Duncan Jr.

Three Streams One River by Michael J. Christensen

"The NextChurch has two next challenges: getting clear and clearing out. The first challenge is getting clear who Jesus is. The second challenge is clearing out spiritual deformities that dis-order the church's structural life and dis-able its mission. This book picks up the second challenge and runs...."

(Leonard Sweet, from the foreword)

Michael J. Christensen is director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Drew Theological School and affiliate assistant professor of spirituality at the Graduate School of Drew University.

Carl E. Savage is associate director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and a Ph.D. candidate in New Testament and Early Christian Studies at Drew University.
 
A Modern Theologian  Jul 12, 2000
Leonard Sweet is a visionary. He looks at what's going on today, and he can see changes that need to be made if Christianity is to remain a viable option for people. His style of writing is unique, and his outlook is fresh and exciting. Anything Sweet has written is worth reading!
 

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