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Effective Small Churches in the Twenty-First Century
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Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication Date:
3/1/2003
ISBN:
9780687090907
Pages:
0
Trim Size
8.25 x 5.5
Product Type:
Paper

Dudley's work in Making the Small Church Effective (1978) broke new ground in understanding the dynamics of life in the small congregation. In this revised edition, Dudley revisits the small church, posing new questions reflective of the considerable changes that have swept over small churches in the last two decades. Among the most significant recent developments are shifts in institutional loyalty and individual's sense of identity in relation to larger groups and organizations. Dudley explores the key components that contribute to a small congregation's sense of unity and that motivate its members to more faithfully live out their faith.

Carl S. Dudley was Professor of Church and Community at Hartford Seminary and co-Director of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research in Hartford, Connecticut. Dudley was nationally known for his work in mobilizing local churches for community ministries, and is recognized for his long history of working for such causes as the peace movement, civil rights for the incarcerated, and housing reform. He is the author, co-author, or editor of sixteen books, including, Basic Steps Toward Community Ministry and Carriers of Faith: Lessons from Congregational Studies.


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