From Nomads to Pilgrims: Stories from Practicing Congregations
The success of The Practicing Congregation made it clear that the next step was to provide examples that would illustrate the concepts laid out in that initial work. In From Nomads to Pilgrims, the editors continue to build this narrative, gathering specific stories of congregational vitality and transformation from participants in their research at the Project on Congregations of Intentional Practice, a Lilly Endowment Inc. funded study at Virginia Theological Seminary.
Including stories from a variety of faith traditions across the U.S., From Nomads to Pilgrims explores:
- how intentional congregations develop
- how they negotiate the demands of interpreting traditional Christian practices in a postmodern culture
- how these practices lead to congregational and personal transformation.
Each chapter is an instructive case study, illustrating a unique expression of the vitality experienced by a congregation that intentionally reclaims a traditional Christian practice. The pastors who have been involved in these congregations stories share their practical wisdom gained through the experience of leading these churches.
"Bass imagines a new future for the mainline church. Her vision is clear, her passion obvious, and her analysis solid." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Diana Butler Bass directs the Project on Congregations of Intentional Practice at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. She is the author of The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church (Alban Institute, 2004). Joseph Stewart-Sicking is the project associate for the Project on Congregations of Intentional Practice, where he conducts field research on vital mainline Protestant congregations.
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- Diana Butler Bass(Editor),Joseph Stewart-Sicking(Editor)
- Alban Institute (December 30, 2005)
- Religion & Spirituality
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