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Transforming Vocation : Transformations Series - Sam Portaro

Transforming Vocation

Transformations Series

Paperback Published: 1st February 2008
ISBN: 9780898695861
Number Of Pages: 150

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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

In the Episcopal Church, it seems the only real purpose and end of Christian discernment is professional ordination, either to the priesthood or to the vocational diaconate. This book deals with such questions as, How can both communities and individuals discern a call from God within the vocations and tasks in which they find themselves? How can the Church deal creatively with its confusion about the differing roles and authority of ordained and lay ministers?

Series Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Why Am I Here?p. 1
How Did We Get Here?p. 23
God's Gift to the Worldp. 50
Why Are We Here?p. 80
The Whole Churchp. 112
A Guide for Discussionp. 135
Resourcesp. 141
Notes and Sourcesp. 147
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ISBN: 9780898695861
ISBN-10: 0898695864
Series: Transformations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 150
Published: 1st February 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.45  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.23