Gast, Mary Susan,

That we may all (finally!) be one : covenant, hospitality, and the expanding identity of the United Church of Christ / Mary Susan Gast. - xvi, 264 pages ; 23 cm

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references.

Covenant, hospitality, and the expanding identity of the United Church of Christ -- Our church's founding vision of unity and freedom -- That they may all be one -- A unity of multiple voices -- A covenantal polity -- Local churches -- Encountering God in a real human community -- Who is welcome here? -- Constitutions and covenants -- Keeping covenant in times of stress -- Wider church -- Love one another -- Regional organizational patterns -- National organizational patterns -- Covenantal relationships delineated but not dictated by constitution and bylaws -- When democratic process is not enough -- Ministry -- Authorization and oversight of ministry: strengthening covenant -- Authorization of ministry -- Oversight of authorized ministry -- Search and call: congregations finding ministers and ministers finding new calls -- Glossary of terms related to ministry -- Identity and unity -- Our theological identity -- Fissures and tensions in our unity -- The myth of unity or the unifying myth -- Concluding thoughts on hospitality and covenant, our genius and our challenge. Introduction. Part I. Part II. Part III. Part IV. Part V.

0829820310 9780829820317


United Church of Christ.

BX9885 / .G37 2016

285.834

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