A Churchless Faith

Faith Journeys Beyond the Churches

Author: Alan Jamieson

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian

ISBN: 9780281054657

Category: Religion

Page: 179

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This text is based on research with those who have left churches but are nethertheless pursuing a journey of faith. Most of the church leavers interviewed for this text had been in their churches for over 15 years; most had held key leadership positions, and 40 per cent had been in full time theological study of church work. The text outlines how churches can help leavers and suggests a conversion between post-church groups and churches.

Life After Church

God's Call to Disillusioned Christians

Author: Brian Sanders

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830876167

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Life without church. It's getting easier to imagine. And maybe you already left. A leaver, then. Committed to Jesus, not an institution. Perhaps you've left your church in spirit, remaining in the pew. Outwardly silent. Secretly bored. In either case, Brian Sanders has a word for you. Out of his own experience as a leaver, Brian distills the complex problem into two viable options: Stay. Remain in your church with the blessing of Christ and in the power of his great vision for the church to come. Take the path of revolutionary leaving. Move purposefully, seeking the kingdom of God that is beyond institutions. Whether Sunday mornings find you alone in a one-bedroom apartment or isolated in a church of thousands, Brian reminds you to keep listening for God's call. Reform the church that is Christ's. Be it from the inside out, or the outside in.

Kirche mit Mission

Beiträge zu Fragen des Gemeindeaufbaus

Author: Michael Herbst

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3788727438

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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Michael Herbst legt eine Einführung in den missionarischen Gemeindeaufbau vor und behandelt unter Berücksichtigung von Gegenwartsanalyse, theologischer Urteilsbildung und praktischen Handlungsperspektiven die vier Themenfelder: Grundlegendes, Geistliche Leitung, Ökumenische Impulse sowie Konversion und Gemeindeaufbau. Das Buch leistet einen Beitrag zur Diskussion über eine zukunftsfähige, lebendige und wachsende Kirche.

Evaluating Fresh Expressions

Explorations in Emerging Church : Responses to the Changing Face of Ecclesiology in the Church of England

Author: Louise Nelstrop,Martyn Percy

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 1853118168

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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The Fresh Expressions initiative, a joint Anglican and Methodist venture launched in 2004, has attracted increasing interest from academics, clergy and laity, yet there is very little that offers critical reflection on it. This is the natural successor to John Hull’s useful short critique in Mission- Shaped Church: a theological response, and key authors assess the impact of mission-shaped thinking and practice from a variety of angles. An impressive line up of contributors first asks what counts as a ‘fresh expression’ and who decides. Part 1 explores what postmodern ways of viewing the world means for the way churches explore truth and uncertainty, and tradition as an evolving rather than a static enterprise. Part 2 uses real examples to examines who attends ‘fresh expressions’ and what it incarnational theology looks like in practice. Part 3 considers the implications for clergy training and whether there is a case for making ‘pioneer ministry’ a discrete type.The conclusion asks whether a ‘mixed church economy’ can really work.

The Gospel after Christendom

New Voices, New Cultures, New Expressions

Author: Ryan K. Bolger

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441238719

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Emerging and missional church movements are an increasingly global phenomenon; they exist as holistic communities that defy dualistic Western forms of church. Until now, many of the voices from these movements have gone unheard. In this volume, Ryan Bolger assembles some of the most innovative church leaders from around the world to share their candid insider stories about how God is transforming their communities in an entirely new era for the church. Bolger's new book continues the themes that he and Eddie Gibbs established formally in their critically acclaimed Emerging Churches and situates new church movements within this rubric. It explores what's happening now in innovative church movements in continental Europe, Asia, and Latin American and in African American hip-hop cultures. Featuring an international cast of contributors, the book explores the changes occurring both in emerging cultures and in emerging and missional churches across the globe today.

Warum ich nicht mehr glaube

Wenn junge Erwachsene den Glauben verlieren

Author: Tobias Faix,Martin Hofmann,Tobias Künkler

Publisher: SCM R.Brockhaus

ISBN: 3417227100

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Wie verliert man seinen Glauben? Warum geht es oft jungen Leuten so? Die Autoren lassen Menschen zu Wort kommen, die sich vom Glauben abgewandt haben, und forschen nach Gründen. Sie stoßen auf Erschütterndes genauso wie auf Unverständliches, auf Herausforderndes wie Bedauernswertes. Auch wenn jeder seine eigene Geschichte hat, lassen sich doch bestimmte Leitmotive ausmachen, die zu einer Abwendung vom Glauben beitragen. Ein erhellendes Buch für Pastoren, Jugendleiter etc.


The Hidden Transformation in the Journey of Faith

Author: Alan Jamieson

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN: 9781842275443

Category: Religion

Page: 119

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Christians often find their faith metamorphosing and do not know how to handle the troubling changes. Using the life-cycle of a butterfly as a metaphor Alan Jamieson helps readers to see that radical changes need not mean the death of personal faith. Instead he helps us to embrace them as part of a positive, Christian, Spirit-led journey with God.

Evangelicalism and the Emerging Church

A Congregational Study of a Vineyard Church

Author: Dr Cory E Labanow

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409478270

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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With the Christian church in the west in decline, some churches are undergoing difficult transitions as they seek to become relevant, to both themselves and their surrounding cultures. Evangelicalism and the Emerging Church details an ethnographic study of a Vineyard congregation making sense of their Vineyard roots and their growing relationship with the self-proclaimed "emerging church" network. Through a rich account of congregational life and tensions, universal issues are raised such as relating to religious parentage, creating safe places for spirituality, Christian growth and maturity, communication with contemporary culture, and the challenges of identity reconstruction. This book is the first to conduct an academic study of a Vineyard congregation in the United Kingdom.

Archiv Für Religionspsychologie

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789004140912

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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The Archiv f]r Religionspsychologie is the oldest medium in the psychology of religion. It is the official organ of the Internationale Gesellschaft f]r Religionspsychologie (International Association for the Psychology of Religion [IAPR]) founded in 1914. Following a reorganization of the IAPR in 2001, the Archiv is now published as an international, peer-reviewed yearbook. The current editorship is shared by Jacob A. Belzen, Nils G. Holm and Ralph W. Hood Jr. The Archiv f]r Religionspsychologie is open to all scientific methodologies, quantitative and qualitative as well as to established and innovative conceptual and theoretical perspectives in the psychology of religion.

Gone for Good?

Church-leaving and Returning in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Leslie J. Francis,Philip Richter

Publisher: Epworth Press


Category: Religion

Page: 360

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Following on from their earlier research in Gone but not Forgotten and using a combination of statistical research and first-hand personal accounts, Leslie J. Francis and Philip Richter try to make sense of church-leaving. In a thought-provoking analysis they conclude that some church-leavers are likely to return, if their reasons for leaving are properly understood. 1 5 typical sets of reasons for church-leaving are identified and each section ends with a set of practical recommendations. This book proposes a new model for the contemporary church - the 'multiplex church'. The authors suggest that churches need to be flexible enough to respond to individual difference if they are to prevent and reverse church leaving.

Redefining Christian Britain

Post-1945 Perspectives

Author: Jane Garnett,Matthew Grimley,Alana Harris

Publisher: Scm Press


Category: History

Page: 308

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Addresses the state of religion in the UK from post WWII to the new millennium, with a selection of case studies from experts in the fields of history, sociology and religious studies. This book is organised around the themes of authenticity, generation and virtue. It looks at the impact of Christianity over a range of areas of national life.

Asian Christian Theologies: Asia region, 7th-20th centuries ; South Asia ; Austral Asia

Author: John C. England

Publisher: Orbis Books


Category: Religion

Page: 679

View: 5449


Co-sponsored by the Christian Conference of Asia, the Asian Pacific Missiology and Research Programme, Missio (Aachen) and The Council for World Mission, London, this ecumenical reference work provides information essential to every serious scholar and library of world Christianity, mission and religion in Asia. Each volume opens with an historical survey of its region then focuses on individul areas, generally by present-day nations. Along with extensive bibliographies and indexes, each volume includes brief biographies of area theologians.

Church Leavers

Faith Journeys Five Years on

Author: Alan Jamieson,Jenny McIntosh,Adrienne Thompson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Church membership

Page: 136

View: 6505


Investigates whether the individuals, who had left churches but continued to pursue journeys of faith, have reconnected with church, or whether they have formed or found other meaningful faith groups. This book considers their beliefs and practices, and compares and contrasts their views on prayer, mission, church, the Bible and God.

The future of Pentecostalism in the United States

Author: Eric Patterson,Edmund John Rybarczyk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739121030

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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One hundred years after the Azusa Street Revival stunned Los Angeles and changed Western Chriatianity, Pentecostalism has become the fastest growing religious movement in the world. However, many Pentecostal denominations in the United States are in a slow decline. Will Pentecostalism survive in North America in the twenty-first century? If so, what forms will it take?


Understanding Today's Unchurched and How to Connect with Them

Author: George Barna,David Kinnaman

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1414395981

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Churchless people are all around us: among our closest loved ones, at our workplaces, in our neighborhoods. And more and more, they are becoming the norm: The number of churchless adults in the US has grown by nearly one-third in the past decade. Yet the startling truth is that many of these people claim they are looking for a genuine, powerful encounter with God—but they just don’t find it in church. What are they (or we) missing? How can we better reach out to them? What can we say or do that would inspire them to want to join a community of faith? Containing groundbreaking new research from the Barna Group, and edited by bestselling authors George Barna (Revolution) and David Kinnaman (You Lost Me), Churchless reveals the results of a five-year study based on interviews with thousands of churchless men and women. Looking past the surface of church attendance to deeper spiritual realities, Churchless will help us understand those who choose not to be part of a church, build trust-based relationships with them, and be empowered to successfully invite them to engage.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

A new family bible

containing the old and new testaments with notes, illustrations and practical improvements : Embellished with 50 beautiful engravings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 736

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