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Kingdom Communities: Shining the light of Christ through faith, hope and love

Menzies, Andrew and Phelan, Dean (2018) Kingdom Communities: Shining the light of Christ through faith, hope and love. Morning Star, Reservoir. 294pp. ISBN 9780648376521

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Abstract

The book is concerned with the integral mission of the church in the West through empowered local nodes. It has ample case-studies and includes two chapters on the story of Churches of Christ in Queensland from 2010-2017 which integrated the Care and Congregational areas under one model of ministry that resulted in significant growth both in terms of integration, quality and quantity. It develops a new model and understanding of Christian community based on a New Testament understanding of ekklesia that validates and integrates various areas of mission. Today many Western denominations are plagued with falling attendances while often the care services are growing yet held separately (both areas are silos). We present a model that has worked across an entire denomination and we also point this expression is popping up in many curious places.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Kingdom, missiology, leadership, church, ministry, liberation
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: Ministry Studies
D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Rev'd Dr Andrew Menzies
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2019 00:34
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2019 00:34
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3783

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