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The Shape of Zion: Leadership and Life in Black Churches

The Shape of Zion: Leadership and Life in Black Churches

by Michael I. N. Dash, Christine D. Chapman
     
 

The Shape of Zion is a practical and functional resource that provides a public profile of the organizational backbone of black congregations within the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA), and historically black congregations including:

African Methodist Episcopal

African Methodist Episcopal Zion

Christian Methodist

Overview

The Shape of Zion is a practical and functional resource that provides a public profile of the organizational backbone of black congregations within the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA), and historically black congregations including:

African Methodist Episcopal

African Methodist Episcopal Zion

Christian Methodist Episcopal

Church of God in Christ

National Baptist Convention of America

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

Progressive National Baptist Convention

Research for this resource was initiated to enhance the capability of religious denominations in the use of congregational studies. It will provide pastoral leadership with principles and guidance, allowing congregations to compare themselves to other faith groups and congregations. Questions for reflection, decision, and action are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556356315
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Michael I. N. Nash received his DMin from Boston University. An ordained United Methodist minister, he is associate professor of ministry and context at the Interdenominational Theological Center. He is co-author of Hidden Wholeness: An African American Spirituality for Individuals and Communities (United Church Press, 1997).

Christine D. Chapman received her MDiv from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and a PhD from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is President of the Millennium Foundation, Inc., and an adjunct professor at the Interdenominational Theological Center.

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