The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations

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Zondervan, 2003 - Religion - 266 pages
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Includes -Samples and photos of emerging church worship gatherings -Recommended resources for the emerging church The seeker-sensitive movement revolutionized the way we did church and introduced countless baby boomers to Jesus. Yet trends show that today's post-Christian generations are not responding like the generations before them. As we enter a new cultural era, what do worship services look like that are connecting with the hearts of emerging generations? How do preaching, leadership, evangelism, spiritual formation, and, most of all, how we even think of 'church' need to change? The Emerging Church goes beyond just theory and gets into very practical ways of assisting you in your local church circumstances. There is no one right way, no model for us all to emulate. But there is something better. Dan Kimball calls it 'Vintage Christianity': a refreshing return to an unapologetically sacred, raw, historical, and Jesus-focused missional ministry. Vintage Christianity connects with emerging post-seeker generations who are very open spiritually but are not interested in church. For pastors, leaders, and every concerned Christian, Kimball offers a riveting and easy-to-grasp exploration of today's changing culture and gives insight into the new kind of churches that are emerging in its midst. Included is running commentary by Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Howard Hendricks, and others.
  

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Review: The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations

User Review  - Graham Bates - Goodreads

Wonderful introduction to help Christians understand those who are interested in spiritual things but not how many Christians practice it. He balances critiquing and praising the past well. He stays ... Read full review

Review: The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations

User Review  - Margaret Nahmias - Goodreads

I don't see this working in all contexts. He asserts that many post moderns are interested in religions but are put off by Christians. That maybe true for some. But for those who are agressively ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Rick Warren
7
Introduction
13
The AntiChristian Antichurch PostChristian Seeker
24
More Than a Generation Gap
57
The Second Most Important
95
What Is This Thing We Call the Worship Service?
111
The SeekerSensitive Service versus the PostSeeker Worship
119
Overcoming the Fear of Multisensory Worship and Teaching
127
Creating Experiential Multisensory Worship Gatherings
155
Becoming Storytellers Again
171
Preaching without Words
185
Beyond the Prayer to Get into Heaven
197
Becoming a Vintage Christian
213
Leadership for the Emerging Church
227
The Road Goes Ever On
243
Sample Teaching Topics
251

Creating a Sacred Space for Vintage Worship
133
Expecting the Spiritual Expressing the Arts
143
Notes
261
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Dan Kimball is the author of several books on leadership, church, and culture. He is on staff at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California, and is a professor at George Fox University. He enjoys comic art, Ford Mustangs, and punk and rockabilly music. His passion is to see the church and Christians follow and represent Jesus in the world with love, intelligence, and creativity. His website and blog are at www.dankimball.com.

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