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It's a different world! : the challenge for today's pastor

Author: Lyle E Schaller
Publisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press, ©1987.
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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lyle E Schaller
ISBN: 0687197295 9780687197293
OCLC Number: 14586714
Description: 239 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. It is harder today! --
The mobile member --
Other changes --
2. The sunny side of the street --
May 15, 1984 --
Where there is hope --
We are living longer --
The air is cleaner --
Mainstreaming can work! --
Elderly no longer means poor --
That remarkable job machine! --
Why is good news neglected? --
3. From mainline to nondenominational --
The eighteenth century scene --
The circuit rider and the farmer preacher --
Broadening the base --
What are the implications? --
Where are the men? --
Influences in the political arena --
Where are my children? --
The southern California subculture --
Why the decline? --
Searchers, pilgrims, and converts --
The decreasing proportion of Anglos --
Who is organizing new congregations? --
The growing number of "Nones" --
Growing old together --
The catholic to protestant migration --
The reemergence of the independent entrepreneur --
Stresses and choices --
4. What is the liberal position? --
Public schools or non public schools? --
What are the alternatives? --
What is the issue? --
The church growth dimension --
Who attends? --
Which side appeals to you? --
From obligations to adversaries --
The churches follow the trend --
What follows success? --
The emergence of adversarial relationships --
Consequences and questions --
The big issue. 5. The new majority --
The significance of 1944 --
A decade of radical change --
Who went to work? --
What else changed? --
A return to the good old days --
Where's my husband? --
Separating marriage and motherhood --
Motherhood vs. feminism --
The changing roles of women --
The feminization of the churches --
What happened to the next baby boom? --
What do you count? --
Who will care for the kids? --
Questions to be asked --
Questions on subsidies --
What about men? --
6. The twenty nine year old grandmother --
What are the implications? --
What has not worked? --
What might work? --
7. From vocation to profession? --
The emergence of the paraprofessional --
A new approach to staffing the churches --
What does it mean? --
8. From doorbell to mailbox --
What happened? --
Three other factors --
What are the implications? --
Four cautions --
9. A world filled with choices --
Where do you belong? --
The complexity of the weekly schedule --
"That sermon didn't speak to me" --
From missions to study and choices --
What happened to our singles group? --
How do you organize the Sunday school? --
What happened to the unified budget? --
The cost of choices.
Responsibility: Lyle E. Schaller.

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