Evangelicalism and the Emerging Church: A Congregational Study of a Vineyard Church


Cory E. Labanow

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 156 pages

File size: 16.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

With the Christian church in the west in decline, some churches are undergoing difficult transitions as they seek to become relevant, to both themselves and their surrounding cultures. The book details an ethnographic study of a Vineyard congregation making sense of their Vineyard roots and their growing relationship with the self-proclaimed “emerging church” network. Through a rich account of congregational life and tensions, universal issues are raised such as relating to religious parentage, creating safe places for spirituality, Christian growth and maturity, communication with contemporary culture, and the challenges of identity reconstruction. This book is the first to conduct an academic study of a Vineyard congregation in the United Kingdom.