UCC/Baptist/Disciples

2020 Vision for the Christian Church: Disciples of Christ

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Where are the Disciples going in the first twenty years of the third millennium, and how will they get there? Former General Minister and President Richard Hamm shares his vision for his denomination.
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9780827236370
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2001-05-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study

$14.00
Many people are intimidated by the Bible. 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation Bible Study will help alleviate the anxiety, fear and discomfort many feel when approaching the Bible. Whether your congregation wants to implement, rekindle or breathe new life into an existing group, readers will discover hands-on and how-to approaches to Bible study. Essex shares her many years of experience as pastor, teacher and author to help anyone feel more comfortable about studying the Bible and gain glimpses into who God is and God's love for us.
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9780829818765
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2012-08-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Practical Hospitality

$14.00
Hammer's latest book[em dash]the first in the [caps]52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation[caps] series

[em dash]is a practical and timely resource for clergy and laity. It offers 52 short (one- to two-page) practical pointers to assist congregations in extending hospitality to newcomers, making them feel welcome, and taking positive steps to ensure they look forward to returning.

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9780829818253
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2009-04-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Worship

$18.00
52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation - Worship, the third volume in the 52 WAYS TO IGNITE YOUR CONGREGATION series gives pastors, lay leaders, and congregants 52 creative, effective ways to ignite and excite their worship services.
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9780829818789
Publication Date: 
2011-09-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Youth Ministry

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$14.00
52 ideas to totally revitalize your church's youth ministry program
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9780829818840
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2012-03-01
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Balaam's Unofficial Handbook of the UCC

$16.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829817973
Publication Date: 
2008-07-25

Baptist Battles: Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention

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$22.00
Winner, 1992 Distinguished Book Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion "With unbending fairness, Ammerman provides a historical and sociological context to unfold the historical events and issues that have dramatically changed the shape of Southern Baptists. A benchmark study of a religious body in conflict, this work is a leading authority on the present status of Southern Baptists."--Religious Studies Review "Nancy Ammerman knows . . . of the value and worth of the lives of people who operate in intact biblical-literal cultures. . . . She takes their conflicts seriously and tells us, without hitting us over the head, that we will have them all wrong--to our peril--if we do not listen. . . . Her narrative style is brisk, purposeful, and unadorned."--Martin E. Marty, University of Chicago "If only this sociological evaluation of Southern Baptist life could sell five million copies---Rutgers would be astonished, Ammerman would be basking at Club Med in Phuket, and I would be ecstatic. . . . Every movement conservative in the Southern Baptist fellowship should purchase two copies of this book."--Paige Patterson, President, Southeastern Theological Seminary, in Christianity Today "Ammerman explores the hurts and aspirations of both sides so evenhandedly that it may be difficult for all but the most die-hard partisans to guess which side is going to get the better seats in heaven."--The Christian Century "Analyzes fully the processes of the Fundamentalist takeover and their struggles as they begin to govern. Probably the best study available."--Choice "A splendid account of a decade of controversy. This readable volume surely ranks as the indispensable contemporary sociohistorical introduction to Southern Baptists."-- The Journal of Religion Nancy Tatom Ammerman is an associate professor of the sociology of religion at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and the author of Bible Believers: Fundamentalists in the Modern World, and Congregation and Community: Sacred Spaces in Changing Urban Regions, both from Rutgers University Press.
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9780813515571
Publication Date: 
1990-07-01

Believing, Caring, and Doing in the United Church of Christ

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$20.00
This resource explores the believing, caring, and doing dimensions of the United Church of Christ (UCC). In addition, it discusses the UCC's inter-relation of its theological orientation--as found in key texts, traditions, and movements--its ecumenical commitments, and its deeds of justice and peace.
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9780829816419
Publication Date: 
2005-06-01
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Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World

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Beyond Resistance is a template for those devoted to the the idea that faith should be just, generous and inspire commitment to the common good. The rise of postmodernity and its influence on the expression of faith are not the cause of religion’s perceived diminishment in capacity, relevance, and impact. To the contrary, both the Institutional Church and those who hold faith in a postmodern key can—and should—be allies in a common cause. What is unfolding is nothing short of a second Reformation, and this Reformation (unlike the previous one) can unite both the change agents and the changing institution as partners on the same playing field. This book addresses the realities faced by what too many have called a dying institution. It is a call to move the institutional church out of a modality of denial and into a perspective of hope; out of a paradigm of scarcity and into a world of possibility with a growing multiplicity of options and allies; out of a time of end-game scenarios where only the fit will survive, and into what James Carse calls an “Infinite Game,” where those who play ensure that the game continues long after they have left the field.

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9780913552742
Publication Date: 
2015-07-13

Beyond the Comma: Life at the Intersection

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The comma is a simple mark of punctuation. It separates all that has come before from whatever is to follow. Likewise, on the journey of life, we encounter those "comma times, "some intricately planned and self-created (a sabbatical; a day of reflection; a solitary prayer); others are imposed, sometimes violently or without warning, by external forces. This book challenges the reader to be attentive to those moments. They literally give us pause. And, in those times, we are increasingly aware that life consists of multi-layered intersections, some deeply personal; some corporate, even global. As we engage these intersections and explore their interrelationship, we become more whole. Through personal memoirs and reflections on public events, the narrative in this book explores these intersections and seeks to offer insights to readers as they seek to navigate the waters of their own lives.
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9780829820430
Publication Date: 
2017-06-01
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Book of (un)Common Prayers

$10.00
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SCBUP
Publication Date: 
2010-10-08

Case Study of Mainstream Protestantism

$39.95
A comprehensive study looks at the Disciples' past, present, and visions for the future, with a wealth of historical, sociological, statistical, and theological information. (pb)
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9780802805409
Publication Date: 
1991-09-01

Chalice Introduction to Disciples Theology

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$50.00
Chalice Introduction to Disciples Theology offers a comprehensive introduction to theology and ethics from the standpoint of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Including a broad range of Disciples authors, the text represents the racial-ethnic, generational, and theological diversity that characterizes the denomination from a postmodern and postcolonial view. Contributors include: D. Newell Williams, James O. Duke, Verity Jones, William J. Nottingham, Hee An Choi, William Tabbernee, W. Clark Gilpin, Kristine A. Culp, Don Browning, Clark M. Williamson, Rita Nakashima Brock, Dyron Daughrity, Victor L. Hunter, Sharon E. Watkins, Keith Watkins, Thomas F. Best, Belva Brown Jordan, Stephanie A. Paulsell, Kay Bessler Northcutt, Mark Miller McLemore, Darryl Trimiew, Joe R. Jones, William Wright, Boseale Eale, Karen-Marie Yust, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Joseph D. Driskill, Angel Luis Rivera-Agosto, Michael K. Kinnamon, Michael St. A. Miller, Carmelo ?lvarez, Christobal Mareco Lird, Don A. Pittman, Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi, and Peter Goodwin Heltzel
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9780827205109
Publication Date: 
2008-09-01
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Disciples and the Bible

$39.99
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9780822720621
Publication Date: 
1997-05-01

Disciples and Theology: Understing the Faith of a People in Covenant

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$20.00
Although the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has consciously avoided formal creeds, Disciples have through their history formulated their thought in distinctive theological ways.
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9780827206243
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1998-12-31
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Disciples: A Struggle for Reformation

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$38.00
The Disciples: A Struggle for Reformation is the most current and comprehensive book on the total history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Furnishing information on the past two centuries of the denomination, Cummins follows the writings of Disciples' history and reformation.
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9780827206373
Publication Date: 
2009-07-01
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Eight Preachers Go to Hell: Reflections on the Place No One Wants to G

$8.00
You may think you already know everything about hell that you need to know. The eight preachers who wrote this book thought they did, too. Each one is a pastor of a church where hell is almost never mentioned: churches often called liberal, progressive, or mainline Protestant where "the threat of hell does not seem real."

So, they challenged themselves to investigate further and discover what they really thought. . .

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9780829820287
Publication Date: 
2014-10-03
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Evangelical Catechism

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$2.95
A resource for confirmation education for confirmation education, this new edition of the original publication was authorized by the Evangelical Synod of North America.
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9780829807615
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1987-10-01
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Evolution of a UCC Style

$30.00
The Evolution of a UCC Style focuses on the development of themes that define the United Church of Christ (UCC). Walker examines the ethos and culture of the UCC rather than simply describing its structures, and addresses the themes of inclusiveness, diversity of theological heritage (Reformation, Enlightenment, and Pietism), congregational polity (the one and the many), liberal theological approach, and ecumenical spirit. She also takes a look at the tensions and boundaries contained within each theme.
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9780829814934
Publication Date: 
2005-06-01
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Hidden Histories in the UCC, vol. 1

$20.00
This collection of essays expands knowledge about the diversity of the UCC, and connects the UCC with many significant developments in American religious and ethnic history. It explores such areas as Native American Protestantism, black Christian churches, a schism in the German Reformed Church, Armenian congregationalism's missionary beginnings, German congregationalism, blacks and the American Missionary Association, Deaconess ministries, the Schwenkfelders, the Calvin Synod (Hungarian), women's work and women's boards, and Japanese-American congregationalists.
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9780829807042
Publication Date: 
2007-06-01
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Hidden Histories in the UCC, vol. 2

$20.00
Hidden Histories 2 invites readers to enhance their knowledge of history as an important source of spiritual strength for these times. It also examines more deeply what it means for the United Church of Christ to celebrate its "unity in diversity." It explores such areas as Lutheran and Reformed Cooperation; German Evangelical Protestants; Origins of the Christian Denomination in New England; Evangelical Pietism and Biblical Criticism; Women's Mission Structures and the American Board; Religious Journalism; Philip William Otterbein and the United Brethren; From German Reformed Roots to the Churches of God; The Congregational Training School for Women; and Chinese Congregationalism.
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9780829807530
Publication Date: 
2007-06-01
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History and Program (rev.)

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$6.00
This best-selling book shares the history of the United Church of Christ, background on its predecessor bodies, explanation of its emblem, and Statement of Faith.
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9780829817638
Publication Date: 
2007-06-01

History of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Rev. Ed.

$30.00
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9780829817461
Publication Date: 
2011-08-08

I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church

$17.00
The author coaches pastors and churches of many denominations across North America, with a special interest in new church development and multi-site congregations in urban areas. The commitment to lead healthy, growing spiritual movements is what this book is all about.
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9780829817591
Publication Date: 
2007-03-01
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Joined in Discipleship: The Shaping of Contemporary Disciple Identity

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$30.00
Mark Toulouse explores how the denomination can draw on its unique past to build its future.
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9780827217102
Publication Date: 
1997-01-01
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