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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The bestselling Church of England report, Mission-Shaped Church is having a profound effect on the way local churches view themselves and their futures, yet its focus is very urban. Not only that, it was critiqued by John Hull as lacking in any new theological insights into the task of mission. Alan Smith, bishop of the rural diocese of Shrewsbury, responds to both of these issues in this theological and practical exploration of mission drawing on what is happening in the rural church.

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 19168th best seller. The ISBN for God Shaped Mission is 9781853118074.

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Details for God Shaped Mission

Page last updated 27th July 2017
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCanterbury Press (January 2008)
Number of Pages242
Thickness12 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1003534
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