Rosario Picardo,Mike Slaughter's Ministry Makeover: Recovering a Theology for Bi-vocational PDF

By Rosario Picardo,Mike Slaughter

ISBN-10: 162564650X

ISBN-13: 9781625646507

Ministry Makeover examines the decline in the church, specifically the United Methodist Church (UMC), and a few reasons for this decline. It demands a reforming of United Methodist constitution and polity via drawing extra recognition to the price of the bi-vocational version of ministry and a re-visitation of the Wesleyan/United Brethren view and ancient viewpoint. This publication establishes an excellent theological starting place upon which to construct this shift and it is going a step past ordinary ecclesiology (the examine of the church) to spot Trinitarian theology because the foundation for the perform of the church. In flip, this article finds bi-vocational ministry and aid of latest congregations as not just a plausible alternative, but additionally arguably the version in the direction of which the church is heading.

These insights will remodel the church and result in more beneficial church ministry with admire to assets, constitution, and achieve in a post-Christendom global context. Picardo makes use of include Church (Lexington, KY) as a case learn, and comprises his reviews into this article on the way to exhibit how those implications have performed out in a real bi-vocational, church-plant context.

"If there have been ever an period within the historical past of the church the place new wine had to be poured into new wineskins, we live it this present day. And, younger passionate pastors like Rosario (Roz) Picardo are only those to guide the pouring. In Ministry Makeover, Roz builds a compelling case as to why embracing bi-vocational and incarnational missionary tips on how to enforce new congregations is the main practicable future of achieving the least and the misplaced in a post-Christendom world."
--from the foreword through Mike Slaughter

"A middle for ministry that is going a lot deeper than one's personal percentages for private achieve, that is how my ministry studies with Rosario Picardo may lead me to explain his dedication to the church of Christ. In his new ebook, Ministry Makeover, Picardo takes on a few very tough demographic realities our liked church faces . . . ahead of later. How will church buildings proceed given declining giving, the final decline of the center classification, and extending academic debt for brand spanking new pastors? His recommendation is life like at the one hand, but might be disappointing to many nonetheless. He indicates we have to take a clean examine the concept that of bi-vocational ministry--tent making and pastoral management. no matter if you find yourself agreeing with him or no longer, listening to what he has to assert is significantly important!"
--Charles E. Gutenson, writer of Church worthy Getting Up For

Rosario "Roz" Picardo was once the founding father of include Church in Lexington, KY and now serves as govt pastor of recent Church improvement for Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp urban, OH.

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