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What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming

What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming  Book
Author : Travis Collins
Publisher : IVP Books
Release : 2018-08-14
ISBN : 9780830841448
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is your church wrestling with LGBT questions? Travis Collins has walked congregations through the complex issues surrounding gay Christians. In this practical resource, readers will hear from gay friends and dig into Scripture with interpreters on both sides, considering the implications of their convictions for life and ministry. Let's examine how we might welcome everyone into the church while calling for all to be transformed.

The True Meaning of the Last Supper Welcoming Others

The True Meaning of the Last Supper  Welcoming Others Book
Author : Donald R. Steelberg
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2011-07-26
ISBN : 9781449716004
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you ever ask yourself why the first celebration of Holy Communion that we have says nothing about the forgiveness of sins, why the Apostle Paul is very careful about the way he describes the cup as a new covenant, or why doesn’t he demand that the leader of the congregation in Corinth straighten these folk out? What happened that caused Holy Communion today to become all about the forgiveness of sin? Would those Corinthians have any conception of a charge that they had caused Jesus to die for them? Paul doesn’t accuse them. The True Meaning of the Last Supper: Welcoming Others seeks answers for these and other questions. Developments in church life in the first century described in the pages of the New Testament—but also gleaned from the history of that first century and succeeding years—may change your understanding of Communion today.

Welcoming Africa s children Theological and ministry perspectives

Welcoming Africa   s children     Theological and ministry perspectives Book
Author : Jan Grobbelaar,Gert Breed,Stephan de Beer,Nico Koopman,Elijah Mahlangu,Malan Nel,Dirkie Smit,Pieter Verster
Publisher : AOSIS
Release : 2016-12-31
ISBN : 1928396070
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The purpose of this book is to combine perspectives of scholars from Africa on Child Theology from a variety of theological sub-disciplines to provide some theological and ministerial perspectives on this topic. The book disseminates original research and new developments in this study field, especially as relevant to the African context. In the process it addresses also the global need to hear voices from Africa in this academic field. It aims to convey the importance of considering Africa’s children in theologising. The different chapters represent diverse methodologies, but the central and common focus is to approach the subject from the viewpoint of Africa’s children. The individual authors’ varied theological sub-disciplinary dispositions contribute to the unique and distinct character of the book. Almost all chapters are theoretical orientated with less empirical but more qualitative research, although some of the chapters refer to empirical research that the authors have performed in the past. Most of the academic literature in the field of Child Theologies is from American or British-European origin. The African context is fairly absent in this discourse, although it is the youngest continent and presents unique and relevant challenges. This book was written by theological scholars from Africa, focussing on Africa’s children. It addresses not only theoretical challenges in this field but also provides theological perspectives for ministry with children and for important social change. Written from a variety of theological sub-disciplines, the book is aimed at scholars across theological sub-disciplines, especially those theological scholars interested in the intersections between theology, childhood studies and African cultural or social themes. It addresses themes and provides insights that are also relevant for specialist leaders and professionals in this field. No part of the book was plagiarised from another publication or published elsewhere.

Welcoming Finitude

Welcoming Finitude Book
Author : Christina M. Gschwandtner
Publisher : Fordham University Press
Release : 2019-10-01
ISBN : 0823286452
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What does it mean to experience and engage in religious ritual? How does liturgy structure time and space? How do our bodies move within liturgy, and what impact does it have on our senses? How does the experience of ritual affect us and shape our emotions or dispositions? How is liturgy experienced as a communal event, and how does it form the identity of those who participate in it? Welcoming Finitude explores these broader questions about religious experience by focusing on the manifestation of liturgical experience in the Eastern Christian tradition. Drawing on the methodological tools of contemporary phenomenology and on insights from liturgical theology, the book constitutes a philosophical exploration of Orthodox liturgical experience.

Welcoming and Affirming

Welcoming and Affirming Book
Author : Leigh Finke
Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Release : 2020-08-25
ISBN : 1506466532
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How should I respond when a teen comes out? Do I have to tell their parents? What does it mean to be transgender? And how do I talk to a trans youth? These are the kinds of tough questions facing Christian communities everywhere. It's not enough for faith leaders to improvise their way through these questions. Leaders need concrete tools to navigate the LGBTQ+ landscape. Welcoming and Affirming: A Guide to Supporting and Working with LGBTQ+ Christian Youth is one of those tools. A handbook for pastors, youth workers, church leaders, educators, and other adults in Christian settings, the book provides answers to the most pressing questions about sexuality, gender, mental health, safe sex, and more. Written by a team of LGBTQ+ adults, Welcoming and Affirming features first-hand, personal testimonials from queer young adults who have experienced the joys and hardships of being queer and Christian. You'll walk away with a lot of insight, prepared to love, affirm, and accept the LGBTQ+ teens in your community the way God does--exactly as they are. Welcoming and Affirming is a companion book to Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens.

Welcoming But Not Affirming

Welcoming But Not Affirming Book
Author : Stanley James Grenz
Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
Release : 1998-01-01
ISBN : 9780664257767
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A respected evangelical speaks out on the church's most controversial issue, proposing that it is possible for Christian communities to welcome homosexuals without affirming same-sex unions.

Faithful Presence

Faithful Presence Book
Author : David E. Fitch
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2016-12-01
ISBN : 0830899413
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How can the church engage the world, not by judgment nor accommodation but by becoming the good news in our culture? Offering seven distinct spiritual practices, David Fitch helps you re-envision church, what you do in the name of church, and the way you lead a church. Reimagine the church as the living embodiment of Christ, reflecting God's faithful presence to a desperate world.

SIX WORDS FRESH OFF THE BOAT

SIX WORDS FRESH OFF THE BOAT Book
Author : Larry Smith
Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
Release : 2017-09-05
ISBN : 1368013163
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Six Words Fresh Off the Boat marries the phenomenon of Larry Smith's successful Six-Word Memoirs with ABC and 20th Century Fox Television's hit comedy Fresh Off the Boat. The book captures hundreds of takes on the immigration experience, from every-day people as well as world-famous celebrities including Aziz Ansari, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Julianne Moore, Mario Batali, George Takei, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Billy Collins, Junot Díaz, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. This book will have you thinking in sixes and challenging others to share six words about their lives.

All Are Welcome

All Are Welcome Book
Author : Alexandra Penfold
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release : 2018-07-10
ISBN : 0525579664
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Perfect for back to school—no matter what that looks like! Discover a school where—no matter what—young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated. Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where students from all backgrounds learn from and celebrate each other's traditions. A school that shows the world as we will make it to be. "Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "A lively, timely picture book." —Booklist "A great read-aloud selection to start the year and revisit time and again." —School Library Journal “This is a must-read for pre-school and elementary classrooms everywhere. An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way.” – Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy

Radical Welcome

Radical Welcome Book
Author : Stephanie Spellers
Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2006-08-01
ISBN : 0898697948
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An inspirational and practical guide to embracing those who are often marginalized into a welcoming, inclusive Christian community. For two years, Stephanie Spellers conducted over two hundred interviews with people in urban, suburban, and rural congregations around the United States to find out how they dealt with welcoming those across lines of race and ethnicity, generation, sexual orientation, and class privilege. Here she presents her findings and lays out the theological underpinnings of tackling fears head-on in order to accept change as a part of community life. By modeling the most loving and effective ways to embrace marginalized individuals and groups within a church, denomination, or society, Radical Welcome aims to create a place of compassionate inclusivity where people of all kinds can feel like they belong.

Welcoming the Stranger

Welcoming the Stranger Book
Author : Patrick R. Keifert
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release :
ISBN : 9781451415506
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is an astute rethinking of theology and pastoral ministry that overcomes sentimental notions of hospitality.

Object Talks for Special Occasions

Object Talks for Special Occasions Book
Author : Verna Kokmeyer
Publisher : Standard Publishing
Release : 2001-04
ISBN : 9780784712696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These 44 short talks cover the seasons, all major holidays, and subjects including baptism, Bible study, and evangelism. These resources are ideal for quick lessons or attention-getting visuals to supplement existing lesson materials. Just use items from your kitchen, craft basket, or tool chest to create lessons that fascinate children, illustrate a biblical truth, and deliver memorable messages your kids will love.

Welcoming Flowers from across the Cleansed Threshold of Hope

Welcoming Flowers from across the Cleansed Threshold of Hope Book
Author : Thinley Norbu
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2014-04-08
ISBN : 0834827840
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Welcoming Flowers is a pointed critique of the Buddhism chapter of Pope John Paul II’s 1994 best seller, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, written by the highly respected Buddhist teacher Thinley Norbu. In responding to the false charges of Buddhists’ indifference to the world and rejection of reality, Norbu clarifies the Buddhist doctrines of detachment and enlightenment. In addition, he covers the topics of good and evil, human nature, karma, cosmology, and dualistic mind, bringing them into conversation with the Christian perspective as presented by the Pope. Norbu’s approach is not to shoot back arrows in attack of Catholicism but to spread "welcoming flowers"—that is, to present the exalted teachings of the Buddha in all their loveliness. In this sense, the book serves as a helpful introduction to the Buddhist worldview.

Welcoming a Visitation of the Holy Spirit

Welcoming a Visitation of the Holy Spirit Book
Author : Wesley Campbell
Publisher : Charisma Media
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0884194108
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everybody Welcome The Course Leader s Manual

Everybody Welcome  The Course Leader s Manual Book
Author : Bob Jackson,George Fisher
Publisher : Church House Publishing
Release : 2011-12-14
ISBN : 0715142844
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Anyone attending church should be made to feel welcome, not just by the clergy but by every member of every church. Everybody Welcome is the complete course to transform your church by improving your approach to newcomers. Believing that welcoming is a ministry for every member of the church, it offers guidance for your entire congregation and will help every individual play their part. Based on principles universal to every church, Everybody Welcome's five interactive sessions will help every individual in your church to have a welcoming approach to newcomers, help you identify priorities for decision and practical change, and show how to set up a specialist Welcome Team. To get the most out of the Everybody Welcome course, the leaders' manual can be used alongside the members' manual and DVD.

Welcoming the Unwelcome

Welcoming the Unwelcome Book
Author : Pema Chodron
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2019-10-08
ISBN : 0834842610
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the bestselling author of When Things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas--compassionate beings--in times of hardship. Welcoming the Unwelcome includes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with--even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us. Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be.

Welcoming the New Catholic

Welcoming the New Catholic Book
Author : Ron Lewinski
Publisher : LiturgyTrainingPublications
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9781568540139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Describes the stages of the catechumenal process and the ministries involved.

Welcoming the Children

Welcoming the Children Book
Author : Brant D. Baker
Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Pub
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780806628356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Becoming a Welcoming Church

Becoming a Welcoming Church Book
Author : Thom S. Rainer
Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
Release : 2018-03-01
ISBN : 1462765467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most church members don't see their churches clearly. In almost all of Thom S. Rainer's consultations, church members perceive their church to be friendly. But as he surveyed guests, he found that the guests typically saw church members as unfriendly. The perception chasm existed because the members were indeed friendly . . . to one another. The guests felt like they crashed a private party. Bestselling author Thom Rainer (I Am a Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church) has a game plan for churches to become more hospitable. In a format that is suitable for church members to read individually or study together, Rainer guides readers toward a practical framework for making a difference for those who visit their church. Churches may use Becoming a Welcoming Church to assess and audit where they are on a spectrum between welcoming and wanting. Additionally, churches can use the companion book We Want You Here to send guests home with a compelling vision for what pastors want every guest to know when they visit.