Entries in Practical theology (5)

Wednesday
Feb032010

Church Leadership, Philosophical Foundations, Index

Introduces the fact that discussions regarding ministry in the new era usually propose significant shifts in the way churches think of themselves. Publications usually align with a philosophy of how best to respond. This introduces nine philosophies, and links to the resource guides on each: Church Growth, Missional/Missio Dei, Emergent, Evaluating Emergent, Missional/Convergent with Conventional, Resurgent Reformed, Missional/Convergent with Attractional, Missionally Responsive/Evangelical, and Missionally Responsive/Eclectic.

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Wednesday
Jun022010

Evangelism, Theology and Practice of Evangelism

The following resources, while they discuss the practice of evangelism, also include substantive observations on the theology of evangelism. They differ from books listed in Guides to the Practice of Evangelism that are more pragmatic and do not articulate a theology. They are divided according to five different theological orientations: Missionally Responsive/Evangelical, Resurgent Reformed, Missional Missio/Dei, Emergent, and Evaluating Emergent.

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Wednesday
Jan122011

Missional Church Resources - Missional Communities

This Ministry Resource guide focuses on various proposals as to how missional churches should be conceived, designed, and sent into their ministries. Missional communities come in several varieties. This guide is limited to some of the more common forms - Missio Dei, Organic, Resurgent Reformed, Convergent, etc. Authors include Ed Stetzer, David Fitch, Michael Frost, Alan Hirsch, Frank viola, Neil Cole, Mark Driscoll, Mark Liederbah, Jim Belcher, Dave Ferguson, David Platt, and others.

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Friday
Apr012011

Pastoral Theology

Acknowledges the importance of theological clarity in ministry, and of theological revival in overcoming burnout. Includes both classic and contemporary authors who elevate the witness of scripture on the nature of ministry. Similar to the guide on Strengthening and Renewing the Ministry Call, except these are theologies in the technical sense. Highlights authors such as Anderson, Bonhoeffer, Peterson, Purves, and Nouwen.

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Thursday
Sep012011

Theology of Mission and Ministry, Index to Resources 

This is an index to Ministry Resource Guides, or portions of guides, that address the theological foundations of mission and ministry.

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