Today's mainline churches are in crisis! What can ministers do? Ott offers methods for building need-responsive, disciple-growing, and vigorous congregations. He examines the characteristics of "traditional" churches, extols the features of "transformational" ones, and proposes suggestions for transition. A well-balanced assessment of today with a positive vision for tomorrow. Must-reading for pastors and members. 112 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 112 Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 0802849490 ISBN-13: 9780802849496 Availability: In Stock
Arguing that the weakness of the church today is a loss of personal spirituality and congregational vitality, Ott challenges local churches to discover how to adjust the style of their ministries to attract new people while encouraging current members.