Showing how future trends will have both a positive and a negative impact on the church and its ministry, Leonard Sweet provides unconventional, disturbing glimpses into the future that must be grasped by church leaders. Sweet tells us why "the church is the last hope for saving our families, our cities, our businesses, and the earth."
Issues addressed include: how to pursue a more effective, "go and tell" evangelism that reaches the "cocooning" culture; how to rekindle Christian imagination through sensuality, virtual reality, and energized prayer, music, or spiritual experience; what the church should do to enhance families and develop spiritual leadership among women and elders in the congregation; and, how the church can celebrate open house for all of God's people.
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About the Author
Leonard Sweet is theE. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School, Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University, anda chief contributor to sermons.com. He is one of the most sought after interpreters of contemporary church life and culture and the author of more than one hundred articles, 600 published sermons, and thirty booksincludingthe Greatest Story Never Told: Revive Us Again and FaithQuakes from Abingdon Press.