In this third volume of the Once and Future Church series and sequel to his book The Once and Future Church, Loren Mead picks up where he left off.
If God is calling the church to reshape itself, where do we begin? On what basis should we build? The declining numbers of denominational membership and recent national surveys on church attendance suggest that the church is no longer a source of hope or a compelling resource to help people deal with the turmoil of today’s changing world. And yet, the good news of the church is such that it should be what people are clamoring for.
What is it about our institutions and ourselves that may be causing us to be ineffective in the way we live out our calling as the church and as self-professed believers? Loren focuses on what he sees as the essential task and age-old call of the church — living and breathing the good news promise of spiritual transformation for all to see. He explores how we as the church may need to change as institutions and as individuals within the institutions.
Everyone who has read The Once and Future Church will want to explore this next step as Loren challenges you to examine the transformations inherent in God’s call to us to renew His church.