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Since the 1998 publication of Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America, the term “missional” has been defined and developed in a myriad of ways. These two authors...

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Here Richard Bliese, former Lutheran School of Theology professor of mission and evangelism, dispels the negative myths about the small church’s future. He says that “Breaking the myth of size...

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Dennis Bickers’ experience as a denominational leader and pastor inform his argument that small church leaders must help their churches move from an internal to an external focus, from a...

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Congregations dismayed by declining membership are urged to cultivate the habit of listening - to the Holy Spirit, to one another, to their neighbor in need - in order to discern where God is at...

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“Theological reflection keeps the practice of youth ministry focused on God instead of on staff or programming.” This key assertion from a seasoned youth worker and teacher provides the basis for a...

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Essays in this volume, edited by minister of arts, scholar, and artist David Taylor, offer an expansive vision of the arts for the church. The vision’s goal is promoted as theologically,...

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“Small membership congregations can experience God’s new creation when they discover their unique gifts and explore innovative ways to share in God’s vision through mission and worship,” say...

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Writer for SmartChurchManagement.com Patricia Lotich advises churches considering a merger to explore ten key issues that will impact the merger’s success: doctrine, church culture, governance,...

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Addressing hunger and poverty, the environment, health and wellness, corporate social responsibility, peace-building, racial justice, women’s rights, and science and technology, the ELCA’s vision...

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Special Touch Ministry’s mission is to ease and enrich the lives of people impacted by disability. Their vision is to provide faith-based support and response to needs that arise in the disability...

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