Doing Balanced Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City
Today many pastors are struggling to adapt to a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology. How do we communicate the concepts of grace and substitutionary atonement in our globalized culture and context?
In Center Church Europe, Timothy Keller offers challenging insights and provocative questions based on over twenty years of ministry in New York City. This book outlines a theological vision for ministry - applying classic doctrines to our time and place - organized around three core commitments:
â Gospel-centered: The gospel of grace in Jesus Christ changes everything, from our hearts to our community to the world. It completely reshapes the content, tone and strategy of all that we do.
â City-centered: With a positive approach toward our culture, we learn to affirm that cities are wonderful, strategic and underserved places for gospel ministry.
â Movement-centered: Instead of building our own tribe, we seek the prosperity and peace of our community as we are led by the Holy Spirit.
In this European edition, edited by dr. Stefan Paas, eight theologians have written a reaction to Keller's original observations. Thus Center Church Europe gives a unique view of city mission in America, gospel preaching in Europe, and the differences between them.
Contributors are Leonardo De Chirico, Michael Herbst, Frank Hinkelmann, Martin de Jong, Jens Bruun Kofoed, Daniel Liechti, András Lovas, David Novak, Stefan Paas, Martin Reppenhagen and José de Segovia.
The European Evangelical Alliance has added a Postscript with its vision of church developments in Europe.