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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 16.99
"Many of us who are pastors of local mainline churches have long felt that something is amiss in the life of our congregations. It's hard for us to name exactly what is wrong, but occasionally we are aware of a nagging sense that something is just not working any more. . . . Our best efforts at ministry feel like they're about a half beat behind some... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 10.99
A compelling and extensive resource with ways for all congregations to reach beyond themselves to better serve. Spiritually vibrant congregations of all faiths thrive on the call to be leaven in today's world. Addresses the ups and downs on the way to success. Lively illuminates and offers practical wisdom for faith communities to engage in public... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 27.99
In 1991 The Once and Future Church by Alban Institute founder and former director Loren B. Mead created an instant sensation in congregational circles with its prophetic insights into the life of the church in a post-Christendom era. Still often-quoted and in demand, the book stands as Alban's all-time best seller. Two subsequent titles, Transforming... more...
- Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2011; US$ 47.31
Die paradigmatische Bedeutung, die der Humboldtschen Universitätsreform bis heute zukommt, ist Grund genug, nach der historischen Bedeutung und der gegenwärtigen Orientierungskraft derjenigen Impulse zu fragen, durch die Schleiermacher die Berliner Neugründung vor 200 Jahren beeinflusst hat. Dafür werden in diesem Band die Ideen und Initiativen,... more...
- Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2011; US$ 56.77
Ist es möglich, die ?wahre Kirche? so auszulegen, dass sie eine Vielfalt konfessioneller Gestalten von Kirche einschließt? Diese Untersuchung geht davon aus, dass die Beziehung Jesu Christi zu seinen Gemeinschaften das wesentliche Merkmal der wahren Kirche ist. Anhand christologischer Kriterien (Menschwerdung, Kreuz, Auferstehung und Erhöhung) und... more...
- Fortress Press 2000; US$ 18.99
Drawing on his experience at Prince of Peace, Foss makes the case for transforming congregations from a membership model to a discipleship model of church affiliation. The book begins with a careful analysis of recent patterns in church membership/demographics which argue for this paradigm shift. Subsequent chapters detail the unique leadership and... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2015; US$ 24.95
The Community of Believers offers the proceedings of the 2013 Building Bridges seminar, a dialogue between leading Christian and Muslim scholars under the stewardship of Georgetown University. These essays consider such themes as the Church as mystical body of Christ versus the Church as proclamation; the roots and uses of the term ummah and its development... more...
- B&H Publishing Group 2015; US$ 44.99
In this volume, representatives of several North American Baptist seminaries and a Baptist university make the exegetical and theological case for a Baptist polity. Right polity, they argue, is congregationalism, elder leadership, diaconal service, regenerate church membership, church discipline, and a Baptist approach to the ordinances. more...