Ending with hope : a resource for closing congregations / Beth Ann Gaede, editor.

Contributor(s): Gaede, Beth Ann
Material type: TextTextSeries: Alban Institute publication ; AL253Publisher: [Bethesda, Md.] : The Alban Institute, 2002Description: ix, 173 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 156699263X (pbk.)Subject(s): Church management | Small churches | Church closures | Church records and registers
Contents:
Preface / Beth Ann Gaede -- Part 1: Decisions and Dynamics in Closings: 1.Discerning God's Calling / Ellen Morseth -- 2. Assessing Congregational Viability / Keith Spencer -- 3. Closing Churches in the Light of American Religious History / Gilson A. C. Waldkoenig -- 4. The Members' Experience / Tanya Stormo Rasmussen -- 5.The Pastor's Experience / N.Nelson Granade, Jr. -- 6. Merger as a New Beginning / Terry E. Foland -- 7. A Judicatory Perspective / William Chris Hobgood -- Part 2: Stories about Closings: 8. A Tale of Two Closings / Lindsay Louise Biddle -- 9. Closing Rural Congregations / Len Eberhart -- 10. A Struggle to the End / Cynthia Marie Chapa -- 11. Ending with Strength / Lowell L. Hesterman -- Part 3: Resources for Leaders: 12. The Value of Ritual: Making Meaning, Forging Hope / Lucy Kolin -- 13. Congregational Records and Artifacts / Paul Daniels -- 14. Deciding What to Do with the Building / Jennifer Lynn Baskerville -- 15. Guidance for Decision Makers Partners for Sacred Places - Contributors.
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Preface / Beth Ann Gaede -- Part 1: Decisions and Dynamics in Closings: 1.Discerning God's Calling / Ellen Morseth -- 2. Assessing Congregational Viability / Keith Spencer -- 3. Closing Churches in the Light of American Religious History / Gilson A. C. Waldkoenig -- 4. The Members' Experience / Tanya Stormo Rasmussen -- 5.The Pastor's Experience / N.Nelson Granade, Jr. -- 6. Merger as a New Beginning / Terry E. Foland -- 7. A Judicatory Perspective / William Chris Hobgood -- Part 2: Stories about Closings: 8. A Tale of Two Closings / Lindsay Louise Biddle -- 9. Closing Rural Congregations / Len Eberhart -- 10. A Struggle to the End / Cynthia Marie Chapa -- 11. Ending with Strength / Lowell L. Hesterman -- Part 3: Resources for Leaders: 12. The Value of Ritual: Making Meaning, Forging Hope / Lucy Kolin -- 13. Congregational Records and Artifacts / Paul Daniels -- 14. Deciding What to Do with the Building / Jennifer Lynn Baskerville -- 15. Guidance for Decision Makers Partners for Sacred Places - Contributors.

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