Entries in Theology of ministry (3)

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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Thursday
Jan132011

Missional Perspectives 02, Emergent Church

This guide concentrates on Emergent, a philosophy of church leadership and renewal that emphasizes the promise of postmodernity, making relevant use of contemporary culture to contexualize the gospel for the era. Also features contrasting movement, Evaluating Emergent, that warns against the perils of postmodernity. Emergent is often viewed as an expression of Missional, and in contrast to the Church Growth philosophy..

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