Church in the Inventive Age

by Doug Pagitt. Sparkhouse Press, 2010.


This book looks at the historical change of the church over the past four eras and equips readers with the knowledge needed to use the opportunities this particular age gives congregations.


cultural realities of the church in the past, opportunities today, insight on the last four eras of American life

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Renew your ministry work in a way that suits audiences today by understanding the role of the church in the past and the role it plays today.
  • Take advantage of unique opportunities presented to churches during the Inventive Age.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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