The Church at Work

Table of Contents

viiAcknowledgements

ixGlossary

xiHow to Read This Book

xiiiForeword

1PART ONE: THE CHURCH AND ITS STRUCTURES

  • 31: Three Leaders and Their Dilemmas
  • 102: How We Got Here
  • 213: What Ministry Leaders Think of Each Other
  • 284: Proposals for Resolving the Divide
  • 415: What’s the Fuss About?
  • 466: The Church’s Identity and Mission
  • 577: Christian Structures
  • 668: Individuals and the People of God
  • 719: Practical Implications for Ministry Structures
  • 7910: The Trinity & Christian Relations
  • 8711: “But what about…?”
  • 9812: Self-Governing Agencies
  • 11013: Recommended Terminology
  • 11614: Denominational Structures

119PART TWO: CHURCH-AGENCY RELATIONS

  • 12115: The Starting Point
  • 13516: Mission Alignment
  • 14117: Mutual Respect
  • 15318: Mutual Vulnerability
  • 16319: Empathy for Constraints and Risks
  • 16720: Strengthen the Local Church
  • 17921: Personal Relationship

187PART THREE: ACTION PLAN

  • 19122: A Guide for Churches
  • 20123: A Guide for Agencies
  • 21024: Organizational Change
  • 215Appendix A: Paper by John G. Stackhouse Jr.
  • 229Appendix B: Sample Covenants and Related Statements
  • 245Notes
  • 259Selected Reference List
  • 277About the Author