Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission
By David E. Fitch
2016 · Paperback / Softback Trade paperback
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In our quest to renew the church, Christians have walked through seeker-friendly, emergent, missional, and other movements to develop new expressions of the body of Christ. Now in the post-Christian world in North America we're asking the question again: is there a way to be the church that engages the world, not by judgment nor accommodation but by becoming the good news in our culture? In Faithful Presence, noted pastor and scholar David Fitch offers a new vision for the witness of the church in the world. He argues that we have lost the intent and practice of the sacramental ways of the historic church, and he recovers seven disciplines that have been with us since the birth of the church. Through numerous examples and stories, he demonstrates how these revolutionary disciplines can help the church take shape in and among our neighborhoods, transform our way of life in the world, and advance the kingdom. This book will help you re-envision church, what you do in the name of church, and the way you lead a church. It recovers a future for the church that takes us beyond Christendom. Embrace the call to reimagine the church as the living embodiment of Christ, dwelling in and reflecting God's faithful presence to a world that desperately needs more of it.
Width: 15.24 cm
Height: 22.86 cm
# of Pages: 256
Binding: Paperback / Softback Trade paperback
BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Church / Leadership
, RELIGION / Christian Theology / Ecclesiology
David E. Fitch
DAVID E. FITCH (PhD, Northwestern University) is the B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary. He is also the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community, a missional church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Fitch is the author of The Great Giveaway and The End of Evangelicalism? and coauthor of Prodigal Christianity. He coaches a network of church plants in the Christian and Missionary Alliance.