Table of Contents: Fall 2014

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Editorial—Richard Kauffman


This holy mess
by Eric Massanari
Attending to the Spirit in our common life.

God's peculiar people
by Marc Schlegel
A biblical view of community.

The pastor in crisis
by Harold Schlegel
How a congregation responded to their minister's divorce.

Creating multiracial congregations
by Regina Shands Stoltzfus
Dealing with the racial divide in culture and church.

In search of authentic community
by Rose Stutzman
A congregational vision for all ages.



Pastoring God's People—Can I "friend" the congregation?
by Rob Murray

Forming Faith—Writing prayers like the psalmist.
by Carol Penner

Tending the Body—Small groups help shape community life.
by Elaine Kehler

Managing the Church—Authentic community . . . with a purpose.
by Rob Burdette

Engaging the World—Social media keeps us connected.
by Chris Steingart

Pondering the Word—Oh, that you would reveal your love.
by Sue Conrad Howes with Michael Howes

Sidebars: A challenge to the dominant church; Stages of community making; Community around the table.

Worship Resources: Oh, that you would reveal your mystery: Advent-Christmas worship resources; Introduction; Reproducible resources.

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