Is the mainline church threatened or are we on the precipice of new opportunity?
Some say nothing but gloom and doom is in the future of mainline Christianity. And the tragedy for churches is that many pastors now feel decline is inevitable and are blind to the strengths that they do have. Author Ted A. Campbell suggests that the current sense of malaise is only a mirage. That our traditions hold the keys to faith’s relevance for the world today. That instead of being threatened, we’re on the precipice of new opportunities. He offers practices that will help churches build up the larger Christian community while reaching out to new individuals.