Transforming (Mainline) Congregations: Wrap-Up and Call for Comment

We had three wonderful sets of answers to the questions posed in our interview about transforming mainline congregations. The entries were:

  • Bruce EpperlyIf the message isn’t relevant, it isn’t the gospel!
  • Bob LaRochelleRenewal should be rooted in good theology.
  • Bob CornwallTaking up a missional identity places the focus on what God is doing in the world and joining with God in that work.

There is still much that could be said about this topic. I invite you to comment on this post or blog about this on your own blog and then add the link. We’ll be happy to provide a central point to list all the responses to this topic.
I’d also like to make a couple of notes about the our three interviewees.

9781938434518s Bob LaRochelle just released his latest book from Energion Publications, So Much Older Then … In this book he models an interactive form of preaching with congregational dialog. In doing so, he addresses some of the most difficult questions a pastor will hear in ministry.
9781938434594s Bob Cornwall’s new book Unfettered Spirit: Spiritual Gifts for the New Great Awakening, has just gone on pre-order at Energion Direct. You can pre-order your copy for just $10.49.
9781938434648s Bruce Epperly’s next book, Transforming Acts: Acts of the Apostles as a 21st Century Gospel, will be released by Energion Publications in June.

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