Curious about the world in which we live and informed by the emerging church conversation, Nathan Frambach asks, "What does it mean to be the church as we...
In a series of engaging essays and responses, the book explores how evangelism has functioned within Lutheranism...
Christians and their institutions are stuck, says Michael Foss, stuck in the thinking and dilemmas of the past. This short volume is a plea for Christians to...
Pastoral care has been traditionally understood as pastoral acts administered to individuals or small groups by an ordained or lay religious practitioner. As congregations in the twenty-first century begin to reclaim the missional nature of church, this view must be broadened to include care and concern for the needs of the larger community. In Beyond Church Walls, Rick Rouse articulates precisely what a missional approach to pastoral care looks like—and the substantial impact it can have on congregations and communities.
Embodied Liturgy marks a "return to the body" in thinking about Christian liturgy as it considers the offices of prayer, liturgical calendar, sacraments, music and more.
The roster of books on leadership is full of high theory and grand expositions of biblical principles. But there is precious little practical advice for regular...
This is a must-have guide for anyone thinking about starting a contemporary worship service and an essential reference work for those wondering about the nuts...
Eleven sessions, based on such themes as "love one another," "bear one another's burdens," "submit to one another," and "encourage one another." Includes...
This comprehensive guide, from two experienced and thoughtful churchmen, treats each aspect of congregational governance as a sacred calling with an overriding religious mission.
Character development for communities of faith Mark Olson believes that trying to meet unrealistic expectations for church growth, along with expectations...
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