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A Servant's Manual (Prisms) [Paperback]

By Michael W. Foss (Author)
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Item Number 145504  
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Item Specifications...

Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.62" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.35"
Weight:   0.41 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2002
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN  0800634535  
EAN  9780800634537  


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Item Description...
Overview
Christians and their institutions are stuck, says Michael Foss, stuck in the thinking and dilemmas of the past. This short volume is a plea for Christians to rethink their point and purpose in light of larger cultural changes and a crisis in leadership. Foss detects a crisis in leadership in declining rates of church participation, stagnant levels of students preparing for ministry, and burnout among clergy. To energize a new generation of leaders able to transcend yesterday's thinking, Foss encourages a new style of ecclesial thinking. He first traces the larger cultural shifts that affect the church's position in the world and styles of leadership. He then diagnoses church thinking as largely reproductive of past successes and ineffective in this new context. Advancing to productive thinking empowers Christians to leave behind the most important and frustrating dichotomies or polarities in today's church: evangelism vs. social justice, control vs. freedom, growth vs. discipleship. Foss's model of moving from issues into conversation and then into compassion is a blueprint for new leadership "equipped to think productively for the sake of the reign of our God in the world." This book is aimed in part at bringing the key ideas and energy of Foss's earlier book, Power Surge, to a wider audience of concerned Christians, potential leaders for the next generation.

Publishers Description
Christians and their institutions are stuck, says Michael Foss, stuck in the thinking and dilemmas of the past. This short volume is a plea for Christians to rethink their point and purpose in light of larger cultural changes and a crisis in leadership. Foss detects a crisis in leadership in declining rates of church participation, stagnant levels of students preparing for ministry, and burnout among clergy. To energize a new generation of leaders able to transcend yesterday's thinking, Foss encourages a new style of ecclesial thinking. He first traces the larger cultural shifts that affect the church's position in the world and styles of leadership. He then diagnoses church thinking as largely reproductive of past successes and ineffective in this new context. Advancing to productive thinking empowers Christians to leave behind the most important and frustrating dichotomies or polarities in today's church: evangelism vs. social justice, control vs. freedom, growth vs. discipleship. Foss's model of moving from issues into conversation and then into compassion is a blueprint for new leadership "equipped to think productively for the sake of the reign of our God in the world." A Servant's Manual is aimed in part at bringing the key ideas and energy of Foss's earlier book, Power Surge, to a wider audience of concerned Christians, potential leaders for the next generation.

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More About Michael W. Foss

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rev. Dr. Michael W. Foss is Senior Pastor at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1115 Grand Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50265

Michael W. Foss currently resides in Burnsville, in the state of Minnesota. Michael W. Foss was born in 1948.

Michael W. Foss has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Prisms
  2. Truth and the Christian Imagination


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