Item description for First Comes Faith: Proclaiming the Gospel in the Church by W. Frank Harrington & Frank W. Harrington...
Overview Identifying the proclamation as the primary task of the church, Harrington notes that successful proclamation must be rooted in faith. To that end he challenges churches to examine and confirm their essential beliefs.
Drawing from his experience as longtime pastor of Preachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, W. Frank Harrington says that if the church is to flourish in this time, it must return to its primary purpose--the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind. To be successful, proclamation must be rooted in faith, and faith has to be lived out in the real world of need and evil.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.51" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 1998
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 066450017X ISBN13 9780664500177
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More About W. Frank Harrington & Frank W. Harrington
W. Frank Harrington was pastor of Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, until his death in 1999. He had served at Peachtree for over twenty-five years.
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How a church and people should spread the gospel Nov 27, 2001
In a highly readable and thought provoking style, Frank Harrington simpy tells it like it ought to be and how it works best. Drawing on his own church's success over a three decade period of growing a mainline protestant church (Peachtree Presbyterian) from a small surburban to a thriving metropolitan church that is the largest and most influencial in the entire Presbyterian demonination, he reveals the timeless bibilcal truths contained in and implored by the bible to assist churches of today to carry out the great commission - to go an spread the gospel unto the ends of the earth. His message is one of spiritual practicality - unwavering in its connectedness to the printed word of the bible, yet loaded with real-world approaches, points to consider and suggestions for any church to apply and develop from. It is an excellent guide with study questions at each chapter conclusion for group or leadership discussion. Dr. Harrington is known for simply raising the essential questions of faith as they apply to real life where we all live out our existance and points. In the book, he points to, but does not force the reader, toward the answers as contained in holy scripture. It is a must-read for growing churches - particularly those of the traditional mainline protestant tradition who want to grow and strangthen their witness in today's world. Dr. Harrington passed away in 2000, I highly recommend the commerative book that describes his life and contains many of his most moving sermons - "To Comfort, Strengthen and to Guide"