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Revitalization consultancy models: Australian church case studies

Cronshaw, Darren J. (2015) Revitalization consultancy models: Australian church case studies. International Journal of Practical Theology, 19 (2). pp. 317-345. ISSN 1430-6921

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    Consultancy processes can help local churches that are plateaued or declining to revitalize. This article discusses six models of consultancies in Australian local churches or denominations: Alan Roxburgh’s Future Directions used by Churches of Christ, Paul Borden and Salvation Army’s Growing Health Corps, Natural Church Development with Brisbane Anglicans, Ken Morgan’s Pathways for Melbourne Anglicans, 3DM adapted by Fitzroy North Church of Christ, and Neil Cole’s Church Transfusion at Geelong’s Central Baptist Church. The essential elements in a revitalization consultancy are to resource spiritual depth, reconnect with Biblical and congregational stories, facilitate congregational conversations, provide leadership in change, and foster creative dreaming.

    Zusammenfassung: Beratungsverfahren können stagnierenden oder schwindenden Gemeinden zu Wiederbelebung verhelfen. Dieser Beitrag diskutiert sechs Beratungsmodelle in Australischen Gemeinden oder Konfessionen: Alan Roxburghs Future Directions in Anwendung der Churches of Christ, Paul Borden und das Growing Health Corps der Heilsarmee, Natural Church Development bei Brisbane Anglikanern, Ken Morgan’s Pathways for Melbourne Anglicans, 3DM in Anpassung der Fitzroy North Church of Christ und Neil Coles Church Transfusion in der Geelong Central Baptist Church. Die Haupt bestandteile eines Beratungsverfahrens zur Wiederbelebung sind die Bereitstellung von Mitteln für spirituelle Tiefe, die Wiederverbindung mit biblischen und gemeindlichen Geschichten, die Ermöglichung gemeindlicher Gespräche, die Bereitstellung von Führung in Veränderung und die Förderung kreativen Träumens.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Proofs
    Keywords (separated by commas): Revitalization, church consultancy, missional church, change management, renewal, congregational transformation
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): Ministry Studies
    D - Missiology
    Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
    Depositing User: Rev Prof Darren John Cronshaw
    Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 12:03
    Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 12:06
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1991

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