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The Essence of the Church: A Community Created by the Spirit

The Essence of the Church: A Community Created by the Spirit

by Craig Van Gelder, Richard Mouw

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Overview

This fresh perspective on the church explores its essential nature as a community of people governed by the Word and led and taught by the Spirit.


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ISBN-13: 9781585585014
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Craig Van Gelder is professor of congregational mission at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a church consultant, coeditor of The Church Between Gospel and Culture, and editor of Confident Witness-Changing World.
Craig Van Gelder (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and University of Texas at Arlington) is professor of congregational mission at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author or editor of a number of books, including The Essence of the Church, The Ministry of the Missional Church, A Field Guide for the Missional Congregation, and The Church between Gospel and Culture.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Richard J. Mouw
Preface
1 Rediscovering the Church in the Twenty-first Century
2 A Missional Understanding of the Church
3 Historical Views of the Church
4 The Church and the Redemptive Reign of God
5 The Nature of the Church
6 The Ministry of the Church
7 The Organizational Life of the Church
Notes
Selected Bibliography

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