The Rebirth of the Church

Applying Paul's Vision for Ministry in Our Post-Christian World
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Author(s): Eddie Gibbs
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Jul 15, 2013
Product Number: EB00034623
Released: Jul 15, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441241351
Publisher: Baker Academic
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Description

Churches across the Western world have become increasingly fragmented and marginalized, often struggling to survive. Here Eddie Gibbs, a bestselling author and veteran church and culture expert, addresses the challenges of re-imagining the church in a post-Christian world. He gleans critical biblical insights from the early church's experience to help contemporary leaders and churches minister more effectively. Gibbs compares and contrasts the social and cultural context of the twenty-first century with the first century, exploring what can be learned about the birthing of churches in the book of Acts and in Paul's letters. He identifies the issues Paul faced in order to sustain a movement growing exponentially and considers what lessons might be learned in addressing current challenges in the church. The book examines vital issues not only for the survival of the church but also for its revitalization and rebirth, and provides direction for local churches on becoming agents of mission.

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