Fragile Hope: Your Church in 2020

Fragile Hope: Your Church in 2020
Author: Thomas G. Bandy
Published: October 1st 2002 by Abingdon Press
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
ISBN10: 068702708X
Genre: Uncategorized
Language English
Pages: 166
ISBN13: 9780687027088

Is your congregation concerned primarily with health and stability, or mission and outreach? Does it always or usually seek a pleasant sense of harmony and fellowship, or does it vibrate with an edgy energy? Are the members risk-averse, or risk takers? In this innovative book, Tom Bandy explains how harmony--the desire to minimize conflict and change--can deaden our discernment of the leadership of the Spirit, and render us blind to the needs of the world into which Jesus would lead. With the visionary sweep that has become his trademark, Bandy explains how congregations can leave behind their preoccupation with a false harmony and follow Jesus into the mission field of contemporary North American culture.