This video explores a common struggle in many mainline churches: how can churches address their lingering "establishment" assumptions and practices in a world in which they are increasingly displaced from cultural privilege? How can churches reenvision their relationship with their neighbors in the 21st century? Dwight Zscheile proposes a more radical approach for hospitality and mission that comes from Jesus' incarnation.
Dr. Dwight Zscheile offers new ways to think about inviting people into Christian community.
Alan Roxburgh has posted
a favorable review
of Dwight Zscheile's new book,
People of the Way
Zscheile is an Episcopal priest who is assistant
professor of congregational mission and leadership
at Luther Seminary.
People of the Way
, he draws on multiple streams of Anglican thought and practice, plus contemporary experience to craft a vision for mission that addresses the church's post-establishment, post-colonial context. With stories, practices and concrete illustrations, Zscheile
Cultivating Sent Communities: Missional Spiritual Formation
(edited by Dwight Zscheile) has just been released by Eerdmans. This volume of essays from the
2010 Missional Church Consultation
at Luther Seminary engages the question of how leaders can help create missional faith communities that participate in God's healing of the world. It reimagines spiritual formation through the lens of mission, covering such topics as the role of Scripture, congregational discernment, and short-term missions.
Last month Dr. Dwight Zscheile gave an excellent brief overview of his new book, authored jointly with Dr. Craig Van Gelder, The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation.
The book will be published in Spring 2011, and in the meantime Dr. Zscheile has agreed to post his powerpoint slides here.