Beyond Maintenance to Mission: A Theology of the Congregation
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Beyond Maintenance to Mission: A Theology of the Congregation  -     By: Craig Nessan

Beyond Maintenance to Mission: A Theology of the Congregation

Fortress Press / 2010 / Paperback

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"Each of Nessan's chapters is, in many ways, a gem. Ought to be read by all seminarians and by all who lead in congregations,"---Word and World. Fleshes out kerygma, koinonia, and diakonia in a modern setting as practiced in worship, education, fellowship, stewardship, evangelism, global connections, and social ministry. 192 pages, softcover. Fortress.

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Title: Beyond Maintenance to Mission: A Theology of the Congregation
By: Craig Nessan
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 0800663268
ISBN-13: 9780800663261
Stock No: WW663261
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Here, in a newly revised edition, is a powerful and pertinent guide for congregations wanting to move away from 'maintenance thinking' to powerful, creative engagement with the world.

Visionary yet practical, Nessan's influential book makes a persuasive case for the centrality of mission in the life of the church. Nessan's model of mission-driven leadership is strongly centered on the community of faith's worship and draws unique connections between the worship life of a congregation and every aspect of the church's ministry. Around the twin foci of congregational identity and mission, the chapters in this dynamic book provide solid theological and radical direction on the themes of worship, education, fellowship, stewardship, evangelism, global connections, and social ministry.

Equally pertinent to seminary classroom and parish life, the new edition highlights worship's centrality, adds a new chapter on prayer and spiritual practices in this framework, significantly revises the treatments of fellowship and evangelism, and adds a full set of materials designed for congregational visioning and planning.

Author Bio

Craig L. Nessan is William D. Streng Professor for the Education and Renewal of the Church, academic dean, and professor of contextual theology and ethics at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, and serves as coeditor of the online journal Currents in Theology and Mission. He is the author of several books, including, Shalom Church: The Body of Christ as Ministering Community and Beyond Maintenance to Mission: A Theology of the Congregation.

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