STYLE: Church Life and History RATING Not Rated OUR PRODUCT CODE: 25528- LABEL: FORMAT: Book General book RELEASE DATE: 2002-12-06 RRP: £9.99
Today's rapid cultural shifts and changes require churches to adopt a more diverse and fluid approach to their ministry. This is the basis for Pete Ward's Liquid Church, a book that suggests we should 'liquefy' congretational life and living, and develop a community of networking and connections.
This book is a vision for how that church can embrace the liquid nature of culture rather than just scrambling to keep afloat while sailing over it. Pete Ward presents his vision of a Liquid Church that addresses the needs of the isolated consumer-Christian by providing connection and community, located in common cause and similar desire for God.
Get rid of the congregation and you don't get rid of the church, but just one way of organising it. A liquid church will embrace difference and diversity as well as unity; moreover it will encourage diversity within unity, and this, Pete Ward believes, is the way forward. This book will be of interest to church leaders, missionaries, youth ministers and anyone interested in 'boomer' patterns of church planting and church growth.
This book makes an important contribution to the ongoing debates concerning postmodernity and mission, and postmodernity and the church, and will be of interest to church leaders, missionaries, yuouth ministers and anyone intersted in 'boomer' patterns of church planting and church growth.