Ancient Faith, Future Mission

Fresh Expressions in the Sacramental Tradition

Steven Croft, Ian Mobsby, Stephanie Spellers, editors

Jan/2010, 200 Pages, KINDLE, 5.25 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9781596272224



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The spiritual practices and insights of the Anglican tradition make an extraordinary contribution to mission efforts in our postmodern, de-churched, never-churched, yet spiritually hungry society.

In this timely and practical book, pioneers, leaders, and theologians from the US and the UK share their stories and offer reflections for building a future-focused, mission-shaped church that is deeply rooted in sacramental traditions.      

Steven Croft is the Bishop of Sheffield. From 2004 to 2009 he was Archbishops’ Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions. Former warden of Cranmer Hall, he spent 13 years in parish ministry.

Ian Mobsby is a priest missioner in the Church of England, currently with the Moot Community in London. He has more than 20 years' experience working with emerging and fresh expressions of church.

STEPHANIE SPELLERS serves as Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Canon for Evangelism and Reconciliation. The author of The Church Cracked Open, and The Episcopal Way (with Eric Law), she has directed mission and evangelism work at General Theological Seminary and in the Diocese of Long Island. A native of Kentucky and a graduate of both Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School, she lives in Harlem, New York.

‘'Fresh Expressions' and emergent church are the latest iteration in an ancient and essential tradition, ways of telling the old, old story for the people of today. . . . Read, learn, question, seek wisdom and dream through these pages—and then go and do likewise."
—Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

"'We are responding to Jesus’ call not just to acquire a new set of ideas, but to rejoin the people of God and to help reveal God to the world in the character of our life together."
—Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

"The road to the future goes through the past . . ."
—Brian McLaren, author of A Generous Orthodoxy and Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices

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