Churches, Cultures and Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities Mark Branson

Churches, Cultures and Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities

Author: Mark Branson
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Book Title
Churches, Cultures and Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities
Author
Mark Branson
ISBN
9780830839261
As the church continues to hear and heed Christ's call to reflect the multiethnic character of his people, pastors and lay leaders need to gain skills and competencies to serve in those contexts. The multicultural team of Juan Martinez and Mark Branson has written this book to equip such leaders to create environments that make God's reconciling initiatives apparent in church life and in our missional engagement with neighborhoods and cities. Generated by courses they teach at Fuller Theological Seminary, Branson and Martinez take an interdisciplinary approach that integrates biblical and theological study with the disciplines of sociology, cultural anthropology and communications. The result is a rich blend of astute analysis with guidance for practical implementation of a deeper intercultural life for the church. Case studies, Bible studies and exercises for personal reflection and classroom use connect the real life and everyday challenges that inevitably arise in multi-ethnic contexts. Martinez and Branson offer not static model but a praxis of paying attention, reflection and study that can lead to a genuine reconciliation and shared life empowered by the gospel that is personal, interpersonal, cultural and structural.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Mark Branson, Juan F. MartinezPublisher: IVP AcademicPublished: 04/08/2011ISBN: 9780830839261Pages: 275Weight: 1.03lbsSize: 8.91h x 6.09w x 0.80d

As the church continues to hear and heed Christ's call to reflect the multiethnic character of his people, pastors and lay leaders need to gain skills and competencies to serve in those contexts. The multicultural team of Juan Martinez and Mark Branson has written this book to equip such leaders to create environments that make God's reconciling initiatives apparent in church life and in our missional engagement with neighborhoods and cities. Generated by courses they teach at Fuller Theological Seminary, Branson and Martinez take an interdisciplinary approach that integrates biblical and theological study with the disciplines of sociology, cultural anthropology and communications. The result is a rich blend of astute analysis with guidance for practical implementation of a deeper intercultural life for the church. Case studies, Bible studies and exercises for personal reflection and classroom use connect the real life and everyday challenges that inevitably arise in multi-ethnic contexts. Martinez and Branson offer not static model but a praxis of paying attention, reflection and study that can lead to a genuine reconciliation and shared life empowered by the gospel that is personal, interpersonal, cultural and structural.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Mark Branson, Juan F. Martinez
Publisher: IVP Academic
Published: 04/08/2011
ISBN: 9780830839261
Pages: 275
Weight: 1.03lbs
Size: 8.91h x 6.09w x 0.80d

As the church continues to hear and heed Christ's call to reflect the multiethnic character of his people, pastors and lay leaders need to gain skills and competencies to serve in those contexts. The multicultural team of Juan Martinez and Mark Branson has written this book to equip such leaders to create environments that make God's reconciling initiatives apparent in church life and in our missional engagement with neighborhoods and cities. Generated by courses they teach at Fuller Theological Seminary, Branson and Martinez take an interdisciplinary approach that integrates biblical and theological study with the disciplines of sociology, cultural anthropology and communications. The result is a rich blend of astute analysis with guidance for practical implementation of a deeper intercultural life for the church. Case studies, Bible studies and exercises for personal reflection and classroom use connect the real life and everyday challenges that inevitably arise in multi-ethnic contexts. Martinez and Branson offer not static model but a praxis of paying attention, reflection and study that can lead to a genuine reconciliation and shared life empowered by the gospel that is personal, interpersonal, cultural and structural.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Mark Branson, Juan F. Martinez
Publisher: IVP Academic
Published: 04/08/2011
ISBN: 9780830839261
Pages: 275
Weight: 1.03lbs
Size: 8.91h x 6.09w x 0.80d