Claiming New Life: Process-Church for the Future

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Chalice Press, Jan 1, 2008 - Religion - 224 pages
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Claiming New Life: Process-Church for the Future invites those who care deeply about the church to move into an intentional process of co-creating the future church with God. This book explores process theology as the basis for creating an intentional process ecclesiology, or the Process-Church. To set the stage for transitioning from institutional church to Process-Church, Claiming New Life surveys social contexts in which we find ourselves. Living in a post-Christendom, postmodern, globalizing world yields challenges for the church that it has not been ready to face. This book initiates Process-Church both in theory and in practice, providing rationale for change, practical steps to make the transition and case studies to illustrate the blessings of transformation as a result. Process-Church calls forth the future, inviting persons to wholeness and love in the name of God.

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Lisa R. Withrow is associate professor of church leadership and director, Doctor of Ministry program at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Her areas of expertise are church leadership, pastoral care, women's studies, administration, and worship.

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