Description: A visionary book for the emergent church. The church must be like water--flexible, fluid, changeable. This book is a vision for how the church can embrace the liquid nature of culture rather than just scrambling to keep afloat while sailing over it. Ward urges us to move away from the traditional notion of church as a gathering of people meeting in one place at one time to the dynamic notion of the emergent church as a series of relationships and communications. In the Liquid Church, membership is determined by participation and involvement. Liquid Church is continually on the move, flowing in response to the Spirit and the gospel of Jesus, the imagination and creativity of its leaders, and the choices and experiences of it worshippers. In this provocative, insightful, and challenging book, Pete Ward presents his vision of a Liquid Church that addresses the needs of the isolated consumer-Christian by providing connection and community, located in common cause and similar desire for God. Endorsements: ""Pete Ward's ideas on rethinking our perception of 'ministry' and 'church' will leave some storming the castle with torches and others standing at the precipice of all that they've been, ready to take a first step into a very new idea of what we call 'church.'"" --Youthworker About the Contributor(s): Pete Ward teaches at King's College, London, where he is involved in research into popular theology and culture. He is the author of a number of books, including God at the Mall, Youthwork and the Mission of God, Growing Up Evangelical, and Youth Culture and the Gospel.
Liquid Church by Peter Ward was published by Wipf and Stock in March 2013 and is our 12183rd best seller. The ISBN for Liquid Church is 9781620329801.