Christianity For The Rest Of Us

For decades the accepted wisdom has been that America’s mainline Protestant churches are in decline, eclipsed by evangelical mega-churches. Church and religion expert Diana Butler Bass wondered if this was true, and this book is the result of her extensive, three-year study of centrist and progressive churches across the country. Her surprising findings reveal just […]

Community Ministry

In this era of “faith-based initiatives,” congregations increasingly find themselves in the business of establishing and supporting community ministries-daycare for infants and toddlers, respite care for elders, and programs for housing rehab and home repair, tutoring, and social justice advocacy. In this volume, Carl S. Dudley revises and updates his earlier book,┬áBasic Steps toward Community […]

Rural Ministry: Church and Community

From the Introduction: Living the Vision is a series of resources, produced by Evangelism and Church Development. Rural ministry is a significant part of evangelism and church development. Today, rural communities are experiencing tremendous change and congregations are called to explore new ways to minister to the people in their community and region. This booklet […]