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Incarnational ministry : being with the church

Wells, Samuel, 1965-

Grand Rapids, MI : Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2017.

233 ; 22 cm.

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"With," says Samuel Wells, "is the most important word in the Christian faith." In the Trinity, we see the eternal persons of the Godhead being with each other. In the Gospels, we see Jesus being with the people he encounters, mediating God's grace to them with his own incarnational presence. Those in ministry, as Wells shows in this book, are also called to the task of being with: with God, with the church, and with the created world and those who dwell in it. Wells elaborates on the concept of being with in eight dimensions: presence, attention, mystery, delight, participation, partnership, enjoyment, and glory. His vivid narratives and wise reflections challenge readers to deeper discipleship and more vital ministry as they explore what it means to be with the troubled, the hurt, the afflicted, the challenged, the dying -- and all who are embraced by the church's incarnational ministry.

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ISBN:

978-0-8028-7485-6

ISBN:

978-0-8028-7485-6 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Author:

Wells, Samuel, 1965-

Title:

Incarnational ministry : being with the church / Samuel Wells.

Publisher:

Grand Rapids, MI : Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2017.

Physical:

233 ; 22 cm.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Summary:

"With," says Samuel Wells, "is the most important word in the Christian faith." In the Trinity, we see the eternal persons of the Godhead being with each other. In the Gospels, we see Jesus being with the people he encounters, mediating God's grace to them with his own incarnational presence. Those in ministry, as Wells shows in this book, are also called to the task of being with: with God, with the church, and with the created world and those who dwell in it. Wells elaborates on the concept of being with in eight dimensions: presence, attention, mystery, delight, participation, partnership, enjoyment, and glory. His vivid narratives and wise reflections challenge readers to deeper discipleship and more vital ministry as they explore what it means to be with the troubled, the hurt, the afflicted, the challenged, the dying -- and all who are embraced by the church's incarnational ministry.

Subject:

Christian life

Subject:

Presence of God

Subject:

Church work

Subject:

Incarnation

Subject:

Church.

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