God Shaped Mission Paperback
Theological and practical perspectives from the rural church
by Alan Smith;
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God Shaped Mission
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Part One explores some of the issues facing the church today, especially in rural areas, and some theological strands in the New Testament that underpin the way we go about mission. Part Two tells the stories of a range of new mission initiatives actually taking place in rural areas and identifies good practice. Part Three identifies opportunities for sustainable growth for churches – tourism, working in association with church schools, making the best use of church buildings, involvement in environmental issues. Part Four summarises the way ahead for sustaining mission through developing appropriate leadership.
God Shaped Mission by Alan Smith was published by Canterbury Press in January 2008 and is our 18630th best seller. The ISBN for God Shaped Mission is 9781853118074.
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God Shaped MissionPam Sanders, via The Good Book Stall
Comprehensive, sensible and at the same time, exciting for those working in rural ministry.
There is great encouragement here, with examples of what is already going on in rural areas in terms of ‘mission’ – and there is a lot. My copy bristled with tags highlighting ‘really good stuff’. There is also practical, realistic advice to encourage every rural church, however small, to engage in mission. All members of a congregation can learn to listen properly so that whatever is done is done by the whole church, not just a specialized few. As Alan Smith says, ‘before we can become a mission-shaped church, we have to be God-shaped people’: we need to listen to God, community, church, Christian tradition, each other and the worldwide church.
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Details for God Shaped Mission
|Page last updated||29th November 2016|
|Author / Artist||Alan Smith|
|Publisher||Canterbury Press (January 2008)|
|Number of Pages||242|