A round 25 years ago the evangelical church underwent a shift with the arrival of seeker-style churches. A whole generation of baby-boomers resonated with that approach and the movement was used greatly by God. But now there are rumblings around the country that the generations of teens, twenties, and thirties have changing perceptions and preferences. Some of the very "spiritual" things that were removed from churches are the very things that post-Christian generations are connecting with and finding attractive in a church.
The Emerging Church addresses this change and provides practical ideas on how churches can adjust and be more effective to reach emerging generations. Dan Kimball, founding pastor of Graceland, does not present his church as "the" new model, but offers a road map to help open the eyes of churches to some changes that are occurring in various places around the country.
Kimball explains the postmodern shifts and what practical implications that has for worship, preaching, evangelism, discipleship, and leadership. He provides an encouraging cross-generational bridge between a new breed of young church leaders and those who have been in ministry for some time.
-- Graphs and charts summarizing shifts in the church and culture
-- Appendix with samples of Graceland vintage faith worship services
-- Appendix of recommended resources for reaching emerging generations
-- 2 color interior throughout