Transforming Disciples

The Episcopal Church of the 21st Century

Linda L. Grenz

Sep/2008, 192 Pages, Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780898695984



At once “travel guide” and vision for the future, the Transformation series is good news for the Episcopal Church at a time of fast and furious demographic and social change. Series contributors - recognized experts in their fields - analyze our present plight, point to the seeds of change already at work transforming the church, and outline a positive new way forward. What kinds of churches are most ready for transformation? What are the essential tools? What will give us strength, direction, and purpose to the journey?

Each volume of the series will:

    •Explain why a changed vision is essential

    •Give robust theological and biblical foundations

    •Offer a guide to best practices and positive trends in churches large and small.

    •Describe the necessary tools for change

    •Imagine how transformation will look

Making disciples through Christian formation too often looks like a limited number of educational programs offered to child, teen, and adult “consumers” who move on if they don’t find what they want. How can we make the transition from consumer religion to participatory faith by building congregational relationships that nourish people spiritually and empower them to risk living, worshipping, learning, and serving God and each other in new and enlivening ways?

Linda L. Grenz is the Publisher and CEO of LeaderResources, an Episcopal publishing and consulting organization that offers over fifty Christian formation programs. She previously served as the staff officer for adult education, lay ministry and leadership development at the Episcopal Church Center in New York. She also is the author of The Marriage Journey.

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