How do our congregations grow and become healthy communities in the face of daunting cultural challenges inside and outside the Episcopal Church? A book series that has been designed to invigorate ministry and assure healthy congregations focused on mission offers concrete answers. Transformations: The Episcopal Church of the 21st Century provides hands-on tools to help clergy and lay leaders chart their future course.For most Episcopalians stewardship is synonymous with pledge drives, budgest, and capital campaigns, but the Bible is clear that wants more thasn our tithes and offerings. Looking to its scriptural roots in 1 Chronicles, Luke, Acts, and the Letters of Paul, as as St. Francis' "third way," Transforming Stewardship offers a vision of holistic stewardship that is integral to the church's evangelism, outreach, Scripture study, and ministry to the newcomer. It involves not strong arm tactics, but a willingness to risk changing existing structures and ideas in order to enrich the faith community and strengthen connections to the neighboring world.
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