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Being The Church

Being the Church

Being the Church
Author : Edward Rommen
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages : 230
Release : 2017-07-18
ISBN 10 : 9781498293150
ISBN 13 : 1498293158
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being the Church Book Description:

If the divine liturgy really is as beautiful as we claim, wouldn’t more people attend? Wouldn’t the church grow? Driven by our desire for growth, we count, we analyze, we make charts, and we strategize, but often with few discernible results. That is probably the result of focusing on secondary aspects of church life. As we know, the very existence of a church is a gift of God’s presence and not the result of any particular actions taken by human beings. For that reason, church is primarily about being something rather than doing or achieving something. So the growth of the church is not reflected in ever-increasing numbers, dollars, and activities, but rather in steadily growing conformity to the divine ideal. So in order to evaluate ecclesial growth, we will first have to ask what the church is supposed to be. One answer to that question is captured in the four marks of the church given in the creed: Oneness, Holiness, Catholicity, and Apostolicity. These four characteristics serve as a matrix or framework within which we can focus on the primary aspects of ecclesial being and help it grow and become what it was intended to be.

On Being the Church of Jesus Christ in Tumultuous Times
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Joe R. Jones
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-22 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

This collection of essays, sermons, and prayers urges the church today to be the sort of community that sustains a vigorous and continuing conversation within itself as to who has called it into being, to whom it is responsible, and what it is called to be and to do. Jones
Being Church
Language: en
Pages: 118
Authors: Pablo R. Andinach
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-17 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

This little book resulted from the conviction that we need to contemplate what it is to be the church in the contemporary world. We are aware that we are living in a time of crisis, with rapid social and cultural changes that challenge the way we have been a church:
Becoming a Blessed Church
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: N. Graham Standish
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-08 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Becoming a Blessed Church will help you discern God’s purpose and the path God is calling your congregation to walk. This book will help you find Christ in your midst and become aware of the many ways the blessings of God’s Spirit flow through your congregation. This second edition includes
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Dan White Jr.
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-24 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

The landscape of Christian spirituality in the West is no longer lush with green grass and wild flowers blooming. Instead, across the country we find dry terrain where churches no longer can expect interested seekers--yet most of our solutions for addressing this predicament link to anxiety around our performance and
Singers and Songs of the Church
Language: en
Pages: 617
Authors: Josiah Miller
Categories: Bible
Type: BOOK - Published: 1869 - Publisher:

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