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The Postmodern Parish: New Ministry For A New Era
by Jim Kitchens
Many of us who are pastors of local mainline churches have long felt that something is amiss in the life of our congregations. It's hard for us to name exactly what is wrong, but occasionally we are aware of a nagging sense that something is just not working any more. . . . Our best efforts at ministry feel like they re about a half beat behind some new pulse beginning to ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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No, it is not your grandmother's church anymore...or, if it is just the same as when grandma attended 75+% of the membership is quite possibly over the age of 55 and only a handful of children are present on most Sunday mornings. For those congregations wanting to be vital and significant influences in today's society, this book helps analyze the styles of worship, Christian education and formation, mission, and leadership that help promote and build a dynamic Christian community in this new mil ...more