Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation

Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation

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by Carol Howard Merritt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566993474

ISBN-13: 9781566993470

Pub. Date: 08/01/2007

Publisher: Alban Institute, Incorporated

Carol Howard Merritt, a pastor in her mid-thirties, suggests a different way for churches to be able to approach young adults on their own terms. Outlining the financial, social, and familial situations that affect many young adults today, she describes how churches can provide a safe, supportive place for young adults to nurture relationships and foster spiritual

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Carol Howard Merritt, a pastor in her mid-thirties, suggests a different way for churches to be able to approach young adults on their own terms. Outlining the financial, social, and familial situations that affect many young adults today, she describes how churches can provide a safe, supportive place for young adults to nurture relationships and foster spiritual growth. There are few places left in society that allow for real intergenerational connections to be made, yet these connections are vital for any church that seeks to reflect the fullness of the body of Christ. Carol Howard Merritt, a pastor in her mid-thirties, suggests a different way for churches to be able to approach young adults on their own terms. Outlining the financial, social, and familial situations that affect many young adults today, she describes how churches can provide a safe, supportive place for young adults to nurture relationships and foster spiritual growth. There are few places left in society that allow for real intergenerational connections to be made, yet these connections are vital for any church that seeks to reflect the fullness of the body of Christ. Using the metaphor of a tribe to describe the close bonds that form when people of all ages decide to walk together on their spiritual journeys, Merritt casts a vision of the church that embraces the gifts of all members while reaching out to those who might otherwise feel unwelcome or unneeded. Mainline churches have much to offer young adults, as well as much to learn from them. By breaking down artificial age barriers and building up intentional relationships, congregations can provide a space for all people to connect with God, each other, and the world.

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ISBN-13:
9781566993470
Publisher:
Alban Institute, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Sounds like a good book so far. Was only to get the for now. I plan to purchase book in the future. Will leave another review after reading the whole book.