Dan Kimball realizes that connecting with postmodern people requires more than a revitalized program or a rejuvenated worship team. For this reason Kimball provides both a helpful exploration of postmodern culture and practical ideas on how churches can reach the postmodern, emerging generations. You might find it helpful to read this book in conjunction with Brian McLaren's A New Kind of Christian.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2003 Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0310245648 ISBN-13: 9780310245643 UPC: 025986245641 Availability: In Stock
Churches are noticing less and less emerging generations in their midst. The Emerging Church, winner of the 2004 Christianity Today Book Award, explores the cultural changes impacting churches and offers practical advice of how they can creatively reach emerging generations. Some of the 'spiritual' things that were removed from churches are the very things that post-Christian generations are connecting with and find attractive in a church.
Dan Kimball is the author of several books on leadership, church, and culture. He is on staff at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California, and is a professor at George Fox University. He enjoys comic art, Ford Mustangs, and punk and rockabilly music. His passion is to see the church and Christians follow and represent Jesus in the world with love, intelligence, and creativity. His website and blog are at www.dankimball.com.
Dr. Rick Warren is pastor, author, global strategist, theologian, and philanthropist. His book The Purpose driven Life has been called the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history by Publishers Weekly, having sold more than 32 million copies. Warren founded Saddleback Church in 1980 with his wife, Kay. In addition to a 120-acre campus in Lake Forest, CA, the church has ten satellite campuses in Southern California and three international campuses.
Brian D. McLaren (MA, University of Maryland) is an author, speaker, activist and public theologian. After teaching college English, Brian pastored Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area. Brain has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors for over 20 years. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings in the US and internationally.
Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and former president of Youth Specialties. The author of dozens of books, including Youth Ministry 3.0 and Middle School Ministry, Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant. Marko leads The Youth Cartel, providing a variety of resources, coaching and consultation to youth workers, churches and ministries. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife Jeannie and two teenage children, Liesl and Max. www.whyismarko.com.
Chip Ingram is president and CEO of Walk Thru the Bible. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and the author of seven books. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four adult children and seven grandchildren