One way of framing the issue is to distinguish between members and disciples, or consumers those who wait for the institution to care for their needs and citizens those who are willing to commit themselves to and be held accountable for the whole of the community.
Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Thomas M Hollis rated it really liked it Oct 16, One way of framing the issue is to distinguish between members and disciples, or consumers those who wait for the institution to care for their needs and citizens those who are willing to commit themselves to and be held accountable for the whole of the community. Available in Russia Shop from Russia to buy this item. Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us. The Divine Conspiracy Continued.
United Methodism has nurtured generations of leaders and congregations that see themselves as consumers of the resources and attention of the denomination. The impulse toward movement is challenging spiritually purposeful leaders and congregations to risk becoming citizens who fully expect to make a difference in the lives of individuals and also in the world through an encounter with Christ. An ordained United Methodist minister, Rendle served as senior pastor of two urban congregations in Pennsylvania for sixteen years and as a denominational consultant for The United Methodist Church for nine years.
He is the author of six books, a contributor to four books, and the author of numerous articles and monographs. His most recent book is Journey in the Wilderness: Gil is a resident of Pennsylvania where he lives with his wife, Lynne. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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This more than a treatise on the state and status of a venerable mainline denomination. It is a resource for framing adaptive thinking and conversations within the church. Gil Rendle, like John Wesley, amalgamates the work of others into an understandable and useful tool to which he adds his own unique insights and experience.
What makes this resource particularly meaningful for me is the fact that Rendle is not some outside hired gun telling us what we should do, but one of us - a United Methodist clergy person - who has first-hand knowledge and experience.
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This book was most helpful and right on target. The Methodist church I attend is in the midst of reinventing itself. I've passed on this book to several of the leaders because it spells out, in helpful ways, many of the things we as a church need to do. And it speaks eloquently to what the entire denomination needs to do to stop the slide of members. In that respect, I think is offers helpful advice to other Protestant denominations, not just Methodism.
One person found this helpful. This is a very poorly edited book for Kindle. Gil has done a good job of sorting out the United Methodist Church situation from the perspective of adaptive leadership. He has gleaned various aspects of group dynamics and leadership from Collins, Peters and others as well as from his many years of consulting in the church. And his application to the current state of affairs in the church is relevant and illuminating. It was a challenge to wade through the early chapters, but once the groundwork was laid his premise and recommendations were ea Gil has done a good job of sorting out the United Methodist Church situation from the perspective of adaptive leadership.
It was a challenge to wade through the early chapters, but once the groundwork was laid his premise and recommendations were easy enough to follow. Mar 05, Dalton rated it really liked it. Interesting exploration of the tension between movement and institution. Apr 29, Claudia rated it really liked it Shelves: A fair assessment of the United Methodist church in reaching its goal of becoming more missional and less about sustaining a cumbersome hierarchy. Apr 27, Amy rated it it was amazing.
A paradigm shift with hope for the future of the church and with parallels that can be used in business as well. Truly positive view of leading for change and staying focused on the mission. Nov 22, Cabe rated it it was ok Shelves: This book seeks to encourage the UMC to act more like a missional movement and less like an institution, which is a fantastic goal that I wholeheartedly support. Unfortunately it is held back by mediocre writing and its excessive reliance upon corporate wisdom and an instrumental view of the church.
Nov 17, Sue Merrell rated it liked it. Do you want to be part of an institution or a movement? That got my attention. But it turns out being part of a movement isn't as easy as it sounds, even for an institution like the Methodist Church that has ridden the wave of movements before. Rendle brings up a lot of good organizational points.
It's not fun reading, but it really makes you think.
Oct 23, Preston rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 28, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: A good look at the state of the UMC and other mainstream churces today. Disturbing, but in a good way. This book I think is meant to shake you out of your comfort zone and start discussion about what we should be doing now. Dec 06, Amanda Bise rated it it was ok Shelves: I liked the ideas of becoming a more accepting church and making disciples rather than clergy.
However, I don't feel that it is understandable for people just stepping into church leadership. Mar 24, Andrew Davis rated it it was ok. Not for the faint of heart. Some good ideas, but not really any clear-cut solutions. Apr 21, Heather rated it it was ok Shelves: I really had to struggle through this one - it's not written for a casual reader, so it reads more like an academic paper than anything else.
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