Essence of the Church, The: A Community Created by the Spirit

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Overview

Rather than beginning with successful contemporary models of what churches are doing, The Essence of the Church encourages readers to rethink the nature of the church. The author draws on three decades of experience to address the challenges facing today's church and urges readers to think deeply yet practically about the church.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801090967
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 567,131
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig Van Gelder is professor of congregational mission at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a church consultant, coeditor of The Church Between Gospel and Culture, and editor of Confident Witness-Changing World.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Richard J. Mouw
Preface
1 Rediscovering the Church in the Twenty-first Century
2 A Missional Understanding of the Church
3 Historical Views of the Church
4 The Church and the Redemptive Reign of God
5 The Nature of the Church
6 The Ministry of the Church
7 The Organizational Life of the Church
Notes
Selected Bibliography
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

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    it started out as a class assignment but the more i read the more my heart was stricken with passion of what God's love has enabled today's church to become.

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