Formation in Faith Paperback

The Congregational Ministry of Making Disciples

by Sondra Higgins Matthaei;

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Formation in Faith

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The ministry of congregations is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Behind that simple and seemingly self-evident statement lies a problematic reality, however. While congregations know that disciple making is at the heart of their identity, they often have trouble understanding how to go about it. Apart from such traditional Christian education ministries as Sunday school, too little formal thinking or planning goes into the task of forming Christians in the faith.
In this book Sondra Matthaei casts a vision in which congregations open up their life of faith to others as an invitation to connect the universal longing for authentic relationships and deeper meaning with the church 's practice of faithful discipleship. As folks enter the church 's communion of grace, Matthaei challenges church leaders to utilize the gifts of every member and lays out a plan to help congregations grow in faith and communion with God and creation, including the context and goal of such ministry, deciding what to teach and who shall teach, and attendant relationships, structures, and practices.

Formation in Faith by Sondra Higgins Matthaei was published by Abingdon Press in February 2008 and is our 61048th best seller. The ISBN for Formation in Faith is 9780687649730.

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Details for Formation in Faith

Page last updated 20th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAbingdon Press (February 2008)
Number of Pages144
Thickness10 mm
Height215 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code1154346
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