Over the last few weeks I have been rereading this book by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson.
Wesley Granberg-Michaelson is general secretary emeritus of the Reformed Church in America, was keynote speaker at World Communion of Reformed Churches in 2017 General Council and WCRC representative to the Global Christian Forum.
In Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century author Wesley Granberg-Michaelson provides a lucid view of how the top ten winds of change blowing through global Christian faith are reshaping the practice of Christianity today. He is uniquely qualified to identify and interpret connection points between global Christian trends and the American church.
Drawing on the stories, examples, and personalities of pastors and congregations from throughout the United States, as well as those from Africa, Asia, Latin America, who are the faces of Christianity’s future, Future Faith is designed to inform and empower followers of Jesus to seek new ways of becoming the face of Christ to a rapidly changing world.
Leaders and practitioners in church growth, renewal, and planting will be a primary audience for this book. Students of religion from Catholic, evangelical, Pentecostal, and historic Protestant streams will find this book an informative and stimulating resource for pondering together the future of their faith. Small groups engaged in congregational nurture and growth will find in the author a welcome companion for guiding them through the multicultural landscape of contemporary faith.
Posts can be found here:
Challenge One: Revitalizing Withering Congregations
Challenge Two: Embracing the Color of the Future
Challenge Three: Seeing through Non-Western Eyes
Challenge Four: Perceiving the World as Sacred
Challenge Five: Affirming Spirit-Filled Communities
Challenge Six: Rejecting the Heresy of Individualism
Challenge Seven: De-Americanizing the Gospel
Challenge Eight: Defeating Divisive Culture Wars
Challenge Nine: Belonging Before Believing
Challenge Ten: Saving this World
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