Can Our Church Live?
Statistics. Definitions. Data. Reassurance. Equipping. Blessing.
The Alban Institute continues to be THE center for parish and clergy
health, development and growth, and Mann continues in this tradition.
This book would offer an enormous gift for congregations in the
search process or interim, but also would serve well for
congregations/pastors moving along in a new ministry as well as long
established (entrenched??) ministers and ministries.
"Nothing on earth lives forever. Perhaps creation could have
unfolded otherwise, but it did not. No living organism goes on
forever. Instead, life expresses itself in cycles of birth and
death, emergence and decline. The persistence of a species is assured
not by the preservation of an individual specimen but by the capacity
of each generation to sow the seeds of the next."
Mann leads us to explore, and commit to, the sowing of seeds for the
The Rev. Dr. Richard B. Gilbert, The World Pastoral Care Center
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