God's People Made New: How Exploring the Bible Together Launched a Church's Spirit-Filled Future

God's People Made New: How Exploring the Bible Together Launched a Church's Spirit-Filled Future

by Rachael J. Powell

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Overview

God's People Made New: How Exploring the Bible Together Launched a Church's Spirit-Filled Future reveals the essential role of God's Word in forming a thriving congregation.

Through the voices of congregants living in crisis and hope, creative investigation of biblical texts, and solid, accessible theological reflection, Rachael J. Powell offers hope for congregations.

Readers will appreciate Powell's wise pastoral companionship through the often exasperating yet life-giving process of helping a congregation discern who and what they are called to be.

Powell also suggests concrete tools for engaging the biblical text so congregations, in their own contexts, can listen for God's voice to empower them in their God-given identity. Finally, she calls on preachers to claim their role in this powerful work.

God's People Made New demonstrates how through active engagement with God's Word, we are shaped, equipped, and empowered to be forces for God's good news. While uncertainty and fear abound in congregational life, this book will inspire congregations to enter into the power of Scripture through word and deed.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506467054
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 01/11/2022
Pages: 114
Sales rank: 253,815
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rachael J. Powell serves as pastor of St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, a growing and thriving congregation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her path to congregational ministry took many Holy Spirit detours, including as a jazz vocalist, incompetent house painter, and law school dropout. She is on the Lutheran Family Services-Rocky Mountains board of directors. Her favorite role, however, is being mom to son Sam.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 What Are We Doing Here, People? 1

2 Why Are We Dying Here, People? 13

3 Where Do We Go from Here, People? 25

4 Who Are We Here, People? 39

5 What Is God Doing Here, People? 55

6 How Are We Living What God's Doing Here, People? 75

7 What Are We Still Doing Here, People? 93

Notes 107

Recommended Resources 109

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