Service Is the Point: Members as Ministers to the World

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They show up on the doorsteps of the church with surprising regularity. They are looking for the transcendent, and we give them. . . an invitation to sit on a committee. This description, argues Gustav Nelson, demonstrates what is wrong with the model of church membership that has dominated in churches for quite some time. According to this participatory model, the principal responsibility of church membership is to participate in the programs and functions of the local congregation. While the participatory model has ...

Service Is the Point: Members as Ministers to the World 2000, Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN

ISBN-13: 9780687087891

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