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Scattering Seeds: Cultivating Church Vitality
In Scattering Seeds: Cultivating Church Vitality, Stephen Chapin Garner and Jerry Thornell share the story of their home congregation, the United Church of Christ in Norwell, MA. This average congregation has approached congregational life in a not-so-average way. Each congregant is seen as a minister, bringing the good news of Christ to the community; the church has moved ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published January 27th 2010 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Scattering Seeds is refreshing, honest, practical, and hopeful. I was delighted to see a book about a progressive, liberal congregation that takes their witness and growth seriously. I purchased the book after reading an article about it and, once I began reading, I could not put the book down. I have now ordered the book for our staff and leadership team.
Our congregation is currently wrestling with some of the same questions that this congregation, UCC Norwell, faced. What is an organizational ...more