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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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Abstract

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: 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
Subjects: Ministry Studies
D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Rev Prof Darren John Cronshaw
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 02:03
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 01:32
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1991

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