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Mar 4, 2009

What Does it Mean to Minister in Our Neighnourhood?


People make up their minds about our congregation if the first six minutes. Not long is it, considering that the six minutes includes any encounters they make between parking the car and walking in the door!

Hear Rev Rob Stoner’s wisdom on connecting to our neighbourhood through one (or more) mission activities through which congregation members are in relationship to those beyond the church in ways that give expression to the presence of the reign of God and through providing those qualities and activities which people are looking for when they come to us. Audio and Power Point Presentation can be down loaded from the “Reports & Presentations” page.

Books Rob referred to in his presentation “What does it mean to minister to our neighbourhood?”

God Next Door: Spirituality & Mission in the Neighbourhood by Simon Carey Holt (Acorn Press 2007)

Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighbourhood Church is Transforming the Faith by Diana Butler Bass (HarperOne 2006)

After Mc Donaldization: Mission, Ministry and Christian Discipleship in an Age of Uncertainty by John Drane (DLT 2008)

Dissident Discipleship: A Spirituality of Self-Surrender, Love of God, and Love of Neighbour by David Augsburger (Brazos Press 2006)

Small Congregation Big Potential: Ministry in the Small Membership Church by Lyle E. Schaller (Abingdon 2003)

Small, Strong Congregations: Creating Strengths and Health for Your Congregation by Kennon L. Callahan (Jossey-Bass 2000)

04 Mar 2009 by Christine

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