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The shaping of things to come : innovation and mission for the 21st-century church

Author: Michael Frost; Alan Hirsch
Publisher: Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Publishers, ©2003.
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The Shaping of Things to Come explores why the church needs to recalibrate itself, rebuilding itself from the roots up. Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch build their case around real-life stories gathered from emergent church projects from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and England. These spirited experiments of Gospel community serve to point out just how varied a genuinely incarnational approach  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Frost; Alan Hirsch
ISBN: 1565636597 9781565636590 1876825871 9781876825874
OCLC Number: 52372910
Description: xi, 236 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Evolution or revolution? --
The missional church --
The incarnational approach --
The shape of the missional church --
The contextualized church --
Whispering to the soul --
The God of Israel and the renewal of Christianity --
Action as sacrament --
The medium really is the message --
The genius of APEPT --Imagination and the leadership task --
Organizing the revolution.
Responsibility: Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch.
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Taking a look at the demise of Christianity's influence on Western culture, Powell and Hirsch present an assessment of today's congregations and offer an alternative plan for ministry that's designed  Read more...

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