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 new millennium, and how will they get there? In this book, the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) shares his vision for his denomination, lifting up three marks of a faithful church: a deep Christian spirituality, true community, and a passion for justice.
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9780827236370
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2001-05-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study

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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

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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

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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
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2011-09-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Youth Ministry

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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

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9780829817973
Publication Date: 
2008-07-25

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

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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."
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9780813515571
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1990-07-01

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

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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
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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
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2015-07-13

Book of (un)Common Prayers

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SCBUP
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2010-10-08

Case Study of Mainstream Protestantism

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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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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

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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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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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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
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2009-07-01
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Eight Preachers Go to Hell: Reflections on the Place No One Wants to G

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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
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2014-10-03
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Evangelical Catechism

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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

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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
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2005-06-01
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God is Still Speaking: 365 Daily Devotionals

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Don't miss your daily dose of inspiration! 365 Days of the Stillspeaking Daily Devotionals is a collection of devotionals for the person who thinks they devotionals are too religious; who wonders if God has anything to say about what they face each day; who isn't interested in a lecture or simple-minded inspiration. These are devotionals for the person who isn't always sure that the Bible has much to tell them, but is curious and willing to find out.

Whether as a thoughtful gift or a personal resource, this book will encourage, inspire, and strengthen anyone's Christian journey.

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9780829819793
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2013-06-15
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Hidden Histories in the UCC, vol. 1

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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
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2007-06-01
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History and Program (rev.)

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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.

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9780829817461
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2011-08-08

I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church

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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: 
2007-02-28
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Joined in Discipleship: The Shaping of Contemporary Disciple Identity

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Mark Toulouse explores how the denomination can draw on its unique past to build its future.
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9780827217102
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1996-12-31
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Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

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Congregationalists, the oldest group of American Protestants, are the heirs of New England's first founders. While they were key characters in the story of early American history, from Plymouth Rock and the founding of Harvard and Yale to the Revolutionary War, their luster and numbers have faded. But Margaret Bendroth's critical history of Congregationalism over the past two centuries reveals how the denomination is essential for understanding mainline Protestantism in the making.

Bendroth chronicles how the New England Puritans, known for their moral and doctrinal rigor, came to be the antecedents of the United Church of Christ, one of the most liberal of all Protestant denominations today. The demands of competition in the American religious marketplace spurred Congregationalists, Bendroth argues, to face their distinctive history. By engaging deeply with their denomination's storied past, they recast their modern identity. The soul-searching took diverse forms--from letter writing and eloquent sermonizing to Pilgrim-celebrating Thanksgiving pageants--as Congregationalists renegotiated old obligations to their seventeenth-century spiritual ancestors. The result was a modern piety that stood a respectful but ironic distance from the past and made a crucial contribution to the American ethos of religious tolerance.


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9781469624006
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2015-10-28
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