UCC/Baptist/Disciples

2020 Vision for the Christian Church: Disciples of Christ

2020 Vision for the Christian Church: Disciples of Christ
$19.00
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.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780827236370
Publication Date: 
2001-05-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study

52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study
$14.00
Barbara Essex does it again in 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study. The importance of group Bible study cannot be overstated. This book will help you find spiritual growth through Bible study. Fifty-two creative ways to bring new life to your Bible study group. Learn with the best as Essex helps you grow your church and helps church members find spiritual growth. Growing a church spiritually can be difficult, but 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study is a tool to help you.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829818765
Publication Date: 
2012-08-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Worship

52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Worship
$18.00
Paul Hobson Sadler, Sr. makes worship a verb in 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Worship. Sadler gives pastors, lay leaders, and worship planners fifty-two creative, effective ways to ignite and excite their worship services. Divided into six sections--prayer, change, music, preaching, liturgy, and technology--this book will not only inspire more vibrant and innovative worship but will help you to appreciate worship in a new way.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829818789
Publication Date: 
2011-09-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Youth Ministry

52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Youth Ministry
$14.00
Steven Case shares tried-and-true ideas for youth ministry in his latest book, 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Youth Ministry. Youth ministers, pastors, Christian educators, and all called to minister with youth in progressive churches will be amazed at how these concepts will breathe new life into their youth ministry programs. These are fifty-two very practical ways to make youth ministry come alive in your congregation.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829818840
Publication Date: 
2012-03-01
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Baptist Battles: Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention

Baptist Battles: Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention
$22.00

Since 1979 Southern Baptists have been noisily struggling to agree on symbols, beliefs, and practices as they attempt to make sense of their changing social world. Nancy Ammerman has carefully documented their struggle. She tells the story of the Baptist reversal from a moderate to a fundamentalist outlook and speculates on the future of the denomination.

Ammerman places change among the Southern Baptists in the context of the cultural and economic changes that have transformed the South from its rural past into an urbanizing, culturally diverse region. Not only did the South change; Southern Baptists did as well. Reflecting this diversity, the Southern Baptist bureaucracy was relatively progressive. During the 1960s and 1970s, moderate sentiments prevailed, while fundamentalists remained on the margins. These two were, however, becoming increasingly divergent in what they considered important about being a Baptist, in their views about the Bible, in their attitudes on the origination of women, on Christian morals, and on national politics.

Late in the 1970s, a fundamentalist coalition emerged, followed by unsuccessful efforts by moderates to oppose it. The battles escalated until 1985, when 45,000 Baptists gathered in Dallas to decide between contending presidential candidates. That dramatic event illustrated the extent to which organized political resources were determining the course of the conflict. Ammerman studies these strategies and resources as well.

Examining how this tension affected Baptists, Ammerman begins with case studies of the change it is producing in Baptist agencies. But she also brings us back to the local churches and individual believers who are renegotiating their relationships within their denomination. She asks whether the denomination's polity can accommodate an increasingly diverse group of Baptists, of whether the only way dissidents can have a voice is through schism.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780813515571
Publication Date: 
1990-07-01
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Believing, Caring, and Doing in the United Church of Christ

Believing, Caring, and Doing in the United Church of Christ
$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.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829816419
Publication Date: 
2005-06-01
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Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World

Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World
$16.00

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.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780913552742
Publication Date: 
2015-07-13
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Beyond the Comma: Life at the Intersection

Beyond the Comma: Life at the Intersection
$20.00
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.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829820430
Publication Date: 
2017-06-01
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Chalice Introduction to Disciples Theology

Chalice Introduction to Disciples Theology
$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
ISBN/SKU: 
9780827205109
Publication Date: 
2008-09-01
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Disciples and Theology: Understing the Faith of a People in Covenant

Disciples and Theology: Understing the Faith of a People in Covenant
$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.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780827206243
Publication Date: 
1999-01-01
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Disciples: A Struggle for Reformation

Disciples: A Struggle for Reformation
$33.00
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.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780827206373
Publication Date: 
2009-07-01
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Hidden Histories in the UCC, vol. 1

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.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780829807042
Publication Date: 
2007-06-01
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Hidden Histories in the UCC, vol. 2

Hidden Histories in the UCC, vol. 2
$20.00
In this second volume, Dr. Zikmund continues the untold stories in the formation of the United Church of Christ (UCC). Volume 1 focused on those ethnic groups, or ecclesiastical movements, often overlooked by UCC historical orthodoxy. This second book of essays does two things: it provides additional information about groups not covered in the original collection, and it explores the sources of some principles and practices important to the UCC identity. Volume 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 UCC 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. Contributors include: J. Martin Bailey, Dorothy C. Bass, Curtis Beach, Thomas E. Dipko, Matthew Fong, J. Harvey Gossard, Rose Lee, Elizabeth C. Nordbeck, Horace S. Sills, Priscilla Stuckey-Kauffman, Dorothy Wong, Barbara Brown Zikmund, and Lowell H. Zuck.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829807530
Publication Date: 
2007-06-01
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History and Program (Revised)

History and Program (Revised)
$8.00
Our world is very different from the world our founders sought to address, in ways our forebears in the 1950s could have hardly imagined. Yet we remain what we have always been at our best, a people bearing witness to a grand moral vision rooted in the Bible and the person of the crucified and risen Christ, and a people of spiritual audacity prepared to risk old assumptions for the sake of new possibilities. - John H. Thomas, former General Minister, and President, United Church of Christ This best-selling, newly revised and updated book shares the: History of the United Church of Christ; Background on its predecessor bodies; Information on its Covenanted Ministries; Explanation of its emblem; and Statement of Faith.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829817638
Publication Date: 
2007-06-01
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History of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Rev. Ed.

$30.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829817461
Publication Date: 
2011-08-08
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New Century Hymnal-UCC Pew Edition

New Century Hymnal-UCC Pew Edition
$19.00
This is a hymnal that invites us into a new century. The best hymns of the past are combined with exciting new hymnody from some of the finest contemporary poets and composers, reflecting the pluralistic church in which we worship today. The New Century Hymnal has been created with a high level of musical and theological scholarship -- including remarkable new translations of original texts. Its texts honor tradition while at the same time using inclusive language that will welcome and affirm all as members of Christ's church.
-- a full 934 pages containing more than 600 hymns
-- many new translations to bring freshness and clarity to older texts
-- more than 100 psalms, fully set to music
-- arrangements and harmonizations carefully selected for congregational singing
-- includes orders for worship, with services for morning and evening prayer
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829810509
Publication Date: 
1997-01-01
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New Ecclesiology and Polity: The UCC

New Ecclesiology and Polity: The UCC
$16.00
In New Ecclesiology and Polity, Steckel argues that the United Church of Christ ecclesiology and its polity have an urgent need to be re-examined and re-shaped if the church is to be a faithful and strong ministry in the post-modern world. He describes the transition from modernity to post-modernity focusing on ways the United Church of Christ, is aware of these transitions in the life of the church, but no awareness of how the denominational governing structures undermine faithful mission in a post-modern world.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829818574
Publication Date: 
2009-10-06
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Pastors Sound Off: Causes We Can't Keep Quiet About

Pastors Sound Off: Causes We Can't Keep Quiet About
$8.00
In this collection of brief and very personal essays, eleven pastors and preachers "sound off" on the issues that get them so worked up they can't shut up!

These aren't impersonal position statements, they are passionate arguments, rooted in faith, written from very personal perspectives. From pretending racism is over, to churches in denial about addiction, these writers address social issues and justice concerns that you probably have strong feelings about, too.

What makes these pastors so mad? Well, there's Christian homophobia, using Jesus for political purposes, sloppy thinking about immigration, contempt for religion, income inequality . . . and more. Following each essay, you'll find several provocative questions for discussion or reflection.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780829820225
Publication Date: 
2014-08-29
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Real Good Church

Real Good Church
$20.00
This is a practical manual of everything our church did, says author Molly Phinney Baskette, to reverse our death spiral and become the healthy, stable, spirited and robust community it is today--evident in the large percentage of children and young adults in our church, and a sixfold increase in pledged giving in the last decade. Real Good Church is a testament to Baskette's and First Church Somerville UCC's success, and a gift of hope for all churches that find themselves struggling to keep their doors open. What makes Real Good Church unique in the field of church growth books? It's practical. It actually tells churches what they can do--and how to do it. It offers beginning and intermediary steps for growth and renewal. Churches, no matter what situation they're in, will be able to jump in and get to work. It has a sense of humor. Baskette's easygoing, often self-deprecating writing style and approachable strategies will empower the reader and their church to revitalize itself. (If her church could do it, we can, too!)
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829820027
Publication Date: 
2014-06-16
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Shaping of the United Church of Christ: An Essay in the History of American Christianity

Shaping of the United Church of Christ: An Essay in the History of American Christianity
$22.00

This is the reissue of a classic interpretive essay in the history of American Christianity and the development of the United Church of Christ. Louis Gunnemann's original text is a narrative account of the union of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian churches in the 1950s through the United Church of Christ in the late 1970s. With a new foreword and a new chapter by Charles Shelby Rooks, this expanded edition brings the story of the UCC up to date. This volume is a must for anyone interested in the history and development of this vitally important Protestant denomination.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780829813456
Publication Date: 
1999-01-01
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That We May All (Finally!) Be One: Covenant, Hospitality, and the Expanding Identity of the United Church of Christ

That We May All (Finally!) Be One: Covenant, Hospitality, and the Expanding Identity of the United Church of Christ
$30.00
Who are we as the United Church of Christ? Sometimes the pronoun "we" seems too puny to handle us. The varied voices of the UCC can put a strain on the power of the first person plural pronoun to adequately represent (all of) "us." Who is "we" in the UCC? In her new book, Gast invites you to learn about - or revisit - the UCC's: Founding vision of unity and freedom Arrangements of structure and accountability Consideration of transformation, identity, and unity with an eye toward our future Questions for reflection, comment, and conversation are included throughout the book.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829820317
Publication Date: 
2016-10-01
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Theology and Identity: Traditions, Movements, and Polity in the UCC (Rev. ed.)

Theology and Identity: Traditions, Movements, and Polity in the UCC (Rev. ed.)
$22.00
This collection of essays spans the breadth of the United Church of Christ: its roots; its polity, ministry, and worship issues; and its theological issues and movements. The revised and updated edition includes a new preface; a new chapter title for Chapter 18 The United Church of Christ Tomorrow: A View from 1990; and the addition of a new chapter, Chapter 19: Into a New Century.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829817720
Publication Date: 
2007-08-01
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UCC Lapel Pin, Blue Comma

$5.00
ISBN/SKU: 
BLUECOMMA
Publication Date: 
2017-08-04
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UCC Lapel Pin, New Rainbow Comma

$5.00
ISBN/SKU: 
NEWRAINBOW
Publication Date: 
2017-08-04
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UCC Lapel Pin, Rainbow

$5.00
ISBN/SKU: 
PICLTR
Publication Date: 
2011-10-07
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