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United Methodist churches trying to navigate the current divisions in the church
Churches to read together during the discernment process
A small group of local pastors to read and discuss
A pastor's bookshelf
In these pages you'll . . .
Become encouraged by a compelling vision for the future of the church
Hear from pastors and leaders across the country, each focusing on a different aspect of the church
About the Book
What does the future hold for The United Methodist Church? It is the question being asked all around our denomination. What should be the response to the competing visions and notable division within contemporary Methodism in North America? Can we explore the issues confronting us inapost-Christendom era without rupturing our relationships?
This carefully curated volume engages the deep heart questions of United Methodists and castsacompelling vision by trustworthy voices for dynamic faith. Contributors explore the power of classic ideas such as:
The Lordship of Jesus Christ
Engaging scripture meaningfully
The power of the Holy Spirit
The promise of sanctification
Living with undivided purpose
Fostering dynamic discipleship
The gift of the global church
This resource isauseful tool not only in navigating present challenges but in pursuing the future promise for the people called Methodists. The foundational principles that have guided Methodist thought from the beginning of John Wesley’s countercultural movement remain rich resources as we explore what it means to remain faithful disciples in the tradition of the Wesleys.