The Post-Black and Post-White Church
Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World
J-B Leadership Network Series
2013. 240 Seiten, Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-118-03658-7 - John Wiley & Sons
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A blueprint for missional, multi-ethnic Christian community
Efrem Smith, an internationally recognized and innovative African-American leader, offers a workable plan for connecting theology, practical ministry models, and real stories of people in multi-ethnic Christian communities. Using the example of Jesus, Smith develops a theology of multi-ethnic and missional leadership. Embracing urban and ethnic subcultures such as hip-hop, this book provides a rich mix of multi-ethnic church development, reconciliation theology, missional church thinking, and Christian community.
* Provides a common-sense approach to creating a multi-ethnic Christian community
* Includes practical ministry models and real stories of people who are members of thriving multi-ethnic congregations
* Author is acclaimed African-American thought leader who planted and led a multi-ethnic churches of close to 1,000 and now leads a regional division of a denominational committed to ethnic, multi-ethnic, and missional churches
This book is written for anyone wrestling with what it means to be a Christian in an increasingly multi-ethnic world polarized by class, politics, and race.
Aus dem Inhalt
About the Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series vii
Foreword by Curtiss Paul DeYoung ix
Introduction: Enter the Sanctuary xiii
1 Reconciling, Multi-Ethnic, and Missional 1
2 Moving the Church Beyond Crisis, Captivity, and Comfort 15
3 Compassion, Mercy, and Justice 41
4 Race 65
5 The Gift of the Black Church 93
6 Creating a Post-White Church 117
7 Leadership 145
8 The Beloved Life and Leadership Project 161
9 Starting, Shifting, and Sustaining 185
About the Author 207