Table of Contents: Spring 2014

Editorial - Richard Kauffman

Features

The externally focused congregation
by Terry Shue
A change of orientation.

Location matters
by Marty Tro
A context-shaped mission.

Unexamined outreach
by Drew Hart
Sometimes we do more harm than good.

Hospitality of strangers
by David Boshart
Learning to receive from others before we give.

Back to basics
by Marvin Lorenzana
Making disciples is the heart of mission.

Knowing ourselves
by Joanna Shenk
As we know others

Blended church
by Mikah Olewe Ochieng
Philadelphia Praise Center is home to three distinct congregations.

Departments

Editorial

Pastoring God's People—Engaging newcomers
by Jim Loepp Thiessen

Forming Faith—Beyond empty clichés
by Chris Lenshyn

Managing the Church—Hosting a voluntary service unit
by Andrew Clouse

Engaging the World—Challenges of small-town ministry
by Alan Stucky

Pondering the Word—A fresh wind of the Spirit
by Brian Quan


Sidebars: Liturgy for the externally focused congregations; Listening for the Word of God for us.


Worship Resources: I will pour out my Spirit: Pentecost Sunday worship resources; Introduction; Reproducible resources.


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