|Statement||Prepared by the staff of the Research Center in Christian Theology and Culture, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.|
|Contributions||Austin (Tex.). Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. Research Center in Christian Theology and Culture.|
|LC Classifications||BV637.5 .A83|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||39|
|LC Control Number||59020732|
The book adds to the growing constellation of studies on urban religious organizations, as well as emerging scholarship on intersectionality and congregational characteristics in American religious life. In so doing, it offers important insights into racially diverse congregations in urban areas, a growing trend among evangelical churches. In this book Harvie M. Conn and Manuel Ortiz address the vital work of the urban church as they trace the history of the city around the world, examine the biblical basis for urban mission, unpack the multifaceted identity of the city and discuss particular issues and needs of urban leadership/5. How can the church move ahead in the midst of these demands with the gospel of hope? Here, in one comprehensive volume, Harvie Conn and Manuel Ortiz, two noted scholars and proven practitioners of urban ministry, address the vital work of the church in the city. Their dual goal: to understand the city and God's work in it/5(21). Precepts For Living: The UMI Annual Bible Commentary by Urban Ministries Inc. and Adonijah Okechukwu Ogbonnaya;Ph.D | Jun 1, out of 5 stars Perfect Paperback. $$ Get it as soon as Thu, Aug FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon. Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
The book is divided into four sections that reveal promising ministry practices and religious responses in the face of urban changes. While the first section deals with changes to the worldviews that frame Christian ministries, the second part outlines ways congregations sustain communities in the face of the many countervailing forces that characterize urban spaces. The seventh-day Adventist Church has long promoted urban ministry in seeking to fulfill God’s plan to reach all people for Jesus. 2 Clfff Jones states, “Contrary to popular belief, the Bible is an urban book that was written in the urban Near East.” 3 Biblical support for urban ministry may be found even in the unlikely book of Daniel. Daniel wrote his book in the heart of the great city. the Church of the Nazarene in our major cities. We must increase the evangelistic strategic planning for ministry in the urban context. The initiatives we are launching will be comprehensive in nature -- developing resources to be used by districts and congregations in a renewed thrust to urban centers. Urban ministry --biblical mandate --The city and the inner city --Urban stratification and the neighborhood church --Poverty from an institutional perspective --Insecurity as a way of life --Youth --Minorities --Socialization into victim blaming --The urban church and the urban minister. Responsibility.