Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission

Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission

by David E. Fitch


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830841271
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 12/04/2016
Pages: 231
Sales rank: 502,992
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 16.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David E. Fitch (PhD, Northwestern University) is the B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary. He is also the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community, a missional church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He is the author of The Great Giveaway and The End of Evangelicalism? and is the coauthor of Prodigal Christianity.

Fitch coaches a network of church plants in the Christian and Missionary Alliance and he writes, speaks, and lectures on issues the local church must face in mission including cultural engagement, leadership and theology. He has also written numerous articles in periodicals such as Christianity Today, The Other Journal, Missiology as well as various academic journals.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Searching for the Real ChurchPart I: God's Faithful Presence
1. God's Faithful Presence
2. To Change the WorldPart II: The Seven Disciplines
3. The Discipline of the Lord's Table
4. The Discipline of Reconciliation
5. The Discipline of Proclaiming the Gospel
6. The Discipline of Being with the "Least of These"
7. The Discipline of Being with Children
8. The Discipline of the Fivefold Gifting
9. The Discipline of Kingdom Prayer
Epilogue: How God Changes the World
Appendix 1: What Formation Looks Like Around the Table
Appendix 2: The Indispensible Role of the Dotted Circle in the Disciplines
Appendix 3: Extending the Presence: An Alternative Basis for Ecclesiology and Mission
Appendix 4: Where Is the Church? A Closer Look at Matthew 25
Appendix 5: A Simple History of the Disciplines from New Testament Church to Christendom

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