At once "e;travel guide"e; and vision for the future, the Transformation series is good news for the Episcopal Church at a time of fast and furious demographic and social change. Series contributors - recognized experts in their fields - analyze our present plight, point to the seeds of change already at work transforming the church, and outline a positive new way forward. What kinds of churches are most ready for transformation? What are the essential tools? What will give us strength, direction, and purpose to the journey?Each volume of the series will: Explain why a changed vision is essential Give robust theological and biblical foundations Offer a guide to best practices and positive trends in churches large and small. Describe the necessary tools for change Imagine how transformation will lookFor most Episcopalians, stewardship is synonymous with pledge drives, budgets, and capital campaigns, but the Bible is clear that God wants more than our tithes and offerings. Looking to its scriptural roots in 1 Chronicles, Luke-Acts, and the letters of Paul, as well as St. Francis' "e;third way,"e; Robertson offers a vision of holistic stewardship for the whole church, holistic because it can't be separated from evangelism, outreach,scripture study, and ministry to the newcomer. It does not involve strong-arm tactics, only a willingness to riskchanging existing structures and ideas in order to enrich the faith community and strengthen connections to theneighboring world. Transforming Stewardship delivers both good and bad news about Episcopalians and stewardship. Robertsonprovides essential models and spiritual practices in order to transform the church's outmoded attitudes towardstewardship and wealth into a broader context of faith.
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