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Transforming Evangelism : Transformations Series - Professor David T. Gortner

Transforming Evangelism

Transformations Series

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Published: 1st March 2008
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At once "travel guide" and vision for the future, the Transformation series is good news for the Episcopal Church at a time of fast and furious demographic and social change. Series contributors - recognized experts in their fields - analyze our present plight, point to the seeds of change already at work transforming the church, and outline a positive new way forward. What kinds of churches are most ready for transformation? What are the essential tools? What will give us strength, direction, and purpose to the journey?

Each volume of the series will:

  • Explain why a changed vision is essential
  • Give robust theological and biblical foundations
  • Offer a guide to best practices and positive trends in churches large and small.
  • Describe the necessary tools for change
  • Imagine how transformation will look

How can Episcopalians reclaim evangelism primarily as an enriching spiritual practice? How soon will we recognize that our traditional hands-off approach has led to a crisis of evangelism with our own children? How can we learn to practice evangelism in an multicultural and multifaith society ? and to what purpose? What styles and practices of spirituality do most to enrich our sense of evangelical calling?

These are some of the questions David Gortner asks in this book on evangelism for clergy and congregational discussion. He delivers both good and bad news about Episcopalians and evangelism, and provides models and spiritual practices to feed the growing hunger in our churches for good news.

Series Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
"Go Therefore and Make Disciples"p. 1
"The Road to Jerusalem is in the Heart"p. 33
Living the Pilgrim Faith: Models of Evangelismp. 70
With Open and Courageous Hearts: Tools for Evangelismp. 122
"Were Not Our Hearts Burning Within Us?"p. 165
A Guide for Discussionp. 171
Resourcesp. 177
Notes and Sourcesp. 179
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ISBN: 9780898695854
ISBN-10: 0898695856
Series: Transformations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 1st March 2008
Publisher: Church Publishing Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.67 x 14.12  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.28