Item description for Imagining a Church in the Spirit: A Task for Mainline Congregations by Ben Campbell Johnson & Glenn McDonald...
Overview (PUBEerdmans)Everyone has an opinion about why mainline churches are declining, but few provide concrete, workable ideas to help stem the tide. As an academic, Johnson effectively couples his suggestions with McDonald's pastoral experience. Together, they seek to re-energize the body of Christ with new vision. 168 pages, softcover.
Publishers Description The greatest problem facing mainline churches today is not declining numbers, shifting social allegiances, or confused leadership. It is loss of vision. This bold yet constructive book urges pastors to again see their congregations as real expressions of "the body of Christ" and suggests ways to revise - and energize - their ministries based on this vision.. "Complete with discussion questions that make it ideal for use in a wide variety of educational settings, Imagining a Church in the Spirit will help church leaders successfully meet the cultural challenges that await us in the twenty-first century.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.97" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802846637 ISBN13 9780802846631
Availability 0 units.
More About Ben Campbell Johnson & Glenn McDonald
Ben Campbell Johnson is Professor Emeritus of Christian Spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of a number of books, including "Discerning God's Will" and "Speaking of God", both published by WJK.
Ben Campbell Johnson currently resides in the state of Georgia.
Ben Campbell Johnson has published or released items in the following series...
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Great for small groups and church boards Dec 1, 2000
What a refreshing and practical read. This book will help all who love the church and want to make it all it can be. The reflection and study questions at the end of each chapter make this book a very useable tool, and MacDonald's practical application of Johnson's theology and theory is clear, funny, touching, and on the mark. I've recommended it again and again to friends and colleagues.