The New Parish

Author: Paul Sparks
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830895965
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2015 Christianity Today Award of Merit (The Church/Pastoral Leadership) 2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention 2014 Best Books About the Church from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore "When . . . faith communities begin connecting together, in and for the neighborhood, they learn to depend on God for strength to love, forgive and show grace like never before. . . . The gospel becomes so much more tangible and compelling when the local church is actually a part of the community, connected to the struggles of the people, and even the land itself." Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight J. Friesen have seen—in cities, suburbs and small towns all over North America—how powerful the gospel can be when it takes root in the context of a place, at the intersection of geography, demography, economy and culture. This is not a new idea—the concept of a parish is as old as Paul's letters to the various communities of the ancient church. But in an age of dislocation and disengagement, the notion of a church that knows its place and gives itself to where it finds itself is like a breath of fresh air, like a sign of new life.

The New Parish

Author: Paul Sparks
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830841158
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Headlines rage with big stories about big churches. But tucked away in neighborhoods throughout North America is a profound work of hope quietly unfolding as the gospel takes root in the context of a place. The future of the church is local, connected to the struggles of the people and even to the land itself.

The New Parish

Author: Paul Sparks
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830895965
Size: 72.17 MB
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2015 Christianity Today Award of Merit (The Church/Pastoral Leadership) 2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention 2014 Best Books About the Church from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore "When . . . faith communities begin connecting together, in and for the neighborhood, they learn to depend on God for strength to love, forgive and show grace like never before. . . . The gospel becomes so much more tangible and compelling when the local church is actually a part of the community, connected to the struggles of the people, and even the land itself." Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight J. Friesen have seen—in cities, suburbs and small towns all over North America—how powerful the gospel can be when it takes root in the context of a place, at the intersection of geography, demography, economy and culture. This is not a new idea—the concept of a parish is as old as Paul's letters to the various communities of the ancient church. But in an age of dislocation and disengagement, the notion of a church that knows its place and gives itself to where it finds itself is like a breath of fresh air, like a sign of new life.

Listening To The People Of God

Author: Charles E. Zech
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809145355
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"Listening to the People of God reports on the findings of a survey of pastoral council members in parishes that have undergone restructuring. Through their responses to the survey items, and in their responses to open-ended questions, they provide insights as to those activities that they think are most important in easing the trauma of a parish restructuring." "The factors causing the need to restructure parishes are still at work. Over the next few years, nearly every United States diocese will feel the need to restructure parishes. This book provides all those involved - diocesan planners, pastors, and the folks in the pew - with insights and specific recommendations as to how to carry out a parish restructuring most effectively."--BOOK JACKET.

New Pastor New Parish

Author: James G. Cobb
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1597521264
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When a newly called pastor enters a congregation, the first weeks and months are times of careful navigation and many hidden land mines. This veteran pastor shares his stories and insights with others who begin this ministerial journey. A delightful book, this volume is a must readÓ for seminarians and all pastors who enter a new call. The reader will find helpful hints and wonderful appendices to help a pastor through such a perilous time. Issues around entryÓ set the tone for one's tenure. This is a book for clergy gatherings, conferences, peer groups, and workshops with helpful questions for reflection after each chapter.

The Parish Guide To The New Evangelization

Author: Fr. Robert J. Hater
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 161278321X
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Finally, a practical, step-by-step guide to the new evangelization! Father Robert J. Hater takes the New Evangelization from concept and theory to practical application, and shows pastoral leaders and ministers exactly how to implement it parish-wide. In A Parish Guide to the New Evangelization you will learn: How to overcome challenges to the new evangelization How to motivate parishioners to evangelize How to coordinate efforts at the parish level How to effectively reach inactive Catholics How to use the web and other media to promote your evangelization efforts What sets Catholic evangelization apart from Protestant evangelization How to jump start parish evangelization And much more! Father Robert J. Hater encourages all pastoral leaders to renew their commitment to the new evangelization, and subsequently take pride in developing an evangelizing parish.