Altar Call

Overview

This volume examines commitment in the context of the individual and institutional response to God’s call to be God’s people. “The call from God is a call to the altar, to the holy, in a simple do-able way,” explains the author. “Right now we are a little like an aborted African chant in the mainline church; there is a call, but no response.” Donna Schaper outlines various reasons for this disconnect between call and response, and she offers ten concrete ways of responding to the gospel through specific actions ...
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Overview

This volume examines commitment in the context of the individual and institutional response to God’s call to be God’s people. “The call from God is a call to the altar, to the holy, in a simple do-able way,” explains the author. “Right now we are a little like an aborted African chant in the mainline church; there is a call, but no response.” Donna Schaper outlines various reasons for this disconnect between call and response, and she offers ten concrete ways of responding to the gospel through specific actions that will help persons reconnect with their commitment to be the people of God.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687091423
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 5/2/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Schaper serves as Senior Minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. She has also served churches in Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. She is the principal in a consulting firm called Bricks Without Straw, which shows not-for-profits how to raise energy and money and capacity, and has been involved with a series of turn-around congregations and a host of social-action issues. In addition to serving as pastor, she has written several books. Donna lives in New York, New York.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Chapter 1 Salvation as a Response to the Holy 21
Chapter 2 Money as a Call from and to the Altar 31
Chapter 3 Sharing Faith in a World of Holy Discontents 41
Chapter 4 The Importance of Small Groups 49
Chapter 5 The Matter of the Meeting 55
Chapter 6 The Matter of Time 63
Chapter 7 The Confidence of Knowing the Basics of Our Faith 75
Chapter 8 The Matter of Mission 91
Chapter 9 The Matter of Conversion 101
Chapter 10 The Call to Hospitality 111
Notes 119
Resources and References 121
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