Churchmorph: How Megatrends Are Reshaping Christian Communities

Churchmorph How Megatrends Are Reshaping Christian Communities It is estimated that percent of churches are either stalled or in decline In ChurchMorph internationally known church observer Eddie Gibbs goes beyond an analysis of causes to show how many church

It is estimated that 80 percent of churches are either stalled or in decline In ChurchMorph, internationally known church observer Eddie Gibbs goes beyond an analysis of causes to show how many churches and faith communities are actually breaking the downward trend He expertly maps current converging church movements emerging and missional churches, mainline renewal groIt is estimated that 80 percent of churches are either stalled or in decline In ChurchMorph, internationally known church observer Eddie Gibbs goes beyond an analysis of causes to show how many churches and faith communities are actually breaking the downward trend He expertly maps current converging church movements emerging and missional churches, mainline renewal groups, megachurches, urban mission, new monasticism, alternative worship, and expanding networks and offers a positive assessment of the reshaping of today s church The core of the book identifies trends and movements that provide signs of the kingdom and reveals how different faith communities are working out what it means to be church in a changing world.This stimulating and encouraging book will appeal to pastors, church leaders, and students interested in ministry, the emerging church, Christianity and culture, and mission.EXCERPTThe morphing of the church relates to the church transitioning to a new identity as a missional presence in the West There is a growing realization among leaders committed to mission that the challenge will not be adequately met by adding new programs to ensure the local church, or a denomination s, institutional survival Such leaders are talking about an unfettered re imagining of the church, resulting in a comprehensive change in its self understanding and its reconfiguration.Frequently the term deconstruction

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  1. Eddie Gibbs DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary is director of the Institute for the Study of Emerging Churches at the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts and a senior professor in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California He is the author of numerous books, including Emerging Churches and the critically acclaimed ChurchNext winner of a Christianity Today book award , and is cohost of the popular Church Then and Now Web site.

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  1. The church in the western world is undergoing significant transition and it isn t yet clear what the church of the future will look like, so says Eddie Gibbs in churchmorph how megatrends are reshaping christian communities.Gibbs identifies five trends of today s western world The transition from modernity to post modernity the transition from the industrial to the information age the transition from Christendom to post Christendom contexts the transition from production initiatives to consumer [...]


  2. Eddie Gibbs does an excellent job of laying out the basics regarding new movements in the church world wide and how it is interacting with the culture My only complaint is that because this book is meant as a survey instead of a discussion, I wonder what the author s answers are to how the church is to move forward And it appears that the new up and coming does not reflect the Christian community as a whole, not interacting with the older and younger generations that tend to be divided And the [...]


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