The Faith-Sharing Congregation
Developing a Strategy for the Congregation as EvangelistShirley F. Clement, Roger K. Swanson • October 2003
"In a society where many people search desperately for elusive 'family values,' this book roots hospitality where it belongs—in the graciousness of God," writes one reviewer.
In The Faith-Sharing Congregation, Swanson and Clement reclaim the local congregation as the center of ministry and mission, demonstrating that evangelism is the responsibility of the entire congregation—clergy and laity—working together.
The Faith-Sharing Congregation suggests a threefold evangelism strategy that includes:
- sharing faith through the practice of genuine hospitality
- sharing faith through relationships and personal stories
- sharing faith through the "domestic church," the body of Christ
Roger K. Swanson is a staff minister with the Foundation for Evangelism in Florida. Prior to this position, he was director of Operation Evangelization and Distinguished Evangelist in Residence with the Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Now retired from the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference, Swanson continues to consult with congregations and leads workshops. He is the co-author of several leadership and evangelism resources.
Imprint: Discipleship Resources
Pub Date: October 2003
Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 10 in (h) x in (d)
Page Count: 120
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Leadership & Mentoring