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Envisioning the congregation, practicing the gospel : a guide for pastors and lay leaders, John W. Stewart

Label
Envisioning the congregation, practicing the gospel : a guide for pastors and lay leaders
Title
Envisioning the congregation, practicing the gospel
Title remainder
a guide for pastors and lay leaders
Statement of responsibility
John W. Stewart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Reflecting a wealth of ministerial experience, this accessible and instructive book is designed to equip lay leaders and pastors of Protestant churches to better envision and practice gospel-driven ministry amid the challenges of our twenty-first-century context. Especially addressing Baby Boomer and Gen X leaders, seasoned pastor and practical theologian John Stewart presents and explains five biblically mandated, foundational practices for being and nurturing the church: belonging, discipling, witnessing, serving, and worshiping. Stewart believes that these five practices are "essential markers" for congregations that seek to remain faithful to their risen Lord, and he offers memorable examples of how specific churches are carrying them out well. Church leaders of every generation will find in these pages much practical wisdom on how to enhance their congregational life and mission. For any congregations wanting to remain faithful to their biblical heritage and mandate, Stewart's Envisioning the Congregation, Practicing the Gospel provides an excellent roadmap for doing what God calls the church to do
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
253
Index
index present
LC call number
BV600.3
LC item number
.S744 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Envisioning the congregation, practicing the gospel : a guide for pastors and lay leaders, John W. Stewart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-212) and index
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  • RICHMOND
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reimagining the future of Protestant congregations -- Cultural impulses in American congregations -- The gospel in four dimensions -- On practices -- Practicing the arts of belonging: koinonia -- Practicing the arts of discipleship: mathētēs -- Practicing the arts of witnessing: martyria -- Practicing the arts of serving: diakonia -- Practicing the arts of worship: leitourgia: Part one -- Word, sacraments, prayer -- Practicing the arts of worship: leitourgia: Part two -- Community, family, personal
Control code
000401646
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 226 pages
Isbn
9780802871640
Lccn
2014047112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u269433
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000401646
  • (OCoLC)887851880

Library Locations

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