Contents

Preface

Introduction to the Revised Edition

Part I / CONTEXT AND PURPOSE

    1 To Reconstruct a Whole Ministry

    2 Every Congregation's Dilemma

    3 Response to Social Crisis

    Discerning Our Condition

    Qualities of Faithfulness

Part II I MODES OF MINISTRY

Introduction to Part II

    4 Social Dimensions of Liturgy

    5 Liberating Bible Study and Preaching

    6 The Church as an Educating Community

    7 Resocializing Pastoral Care and Lay Ministry

     Pastoral Care and Counseling

    Empowering Lay Ministry

    8 Renewal of Community Ministry

     Social Service—Advocacy

    Community Organization—Development

    9 Engaging in Responsible Governance

     Public Policy Action

     Institutional Governance--Corporate Responsibility

Part III/CONCLUSION

    10 Active Forms of the Church

Notes

Index of Scripture References

Index of Subjects and Names

 

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