The People of God's Presence
An Introduction to Ecclesiology
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In an age when the church is sometimes viewed as irrelevant and inauthentic, leading Pentecostal theologian Terry Cross calls the people of God to a radical change of structure and mission based on theological principles. Cross, whose work is respected by scholars from across the ecumenical landscape, offers an introduction to ecclesiology that articulates the doctrine of the church from a Pentecostal perspective, showing how the Spirit works to assemble, equip, and empower Christians for participation in the church's ministries. The book also demonstrates how Pentecostals can contribute to and learn from the church catholic.
A forthcoming volume by the author, Serving the People of God's Presence: A Theology of Ministry, will focus on the role of leadership in the church.
Introduction: A Re-formation of the Church?
1. The Church as the Means of Connecting with God?
2. The Nature of God and the People of God
3. The Encounter between God and Humans
4. The Tasks of the People of God in Gathered Community
5. The Tasks of the People of God in Missional Outreach
6. The People of God Proclaim the Word of God and Hear It Proclaimed
Conclusion: For the Sake of the World