"Congregational Megatrends"
an 8-part sermon series

September 1 - October 20, 1996
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Glen Arm, Maryland  USA

Alban Institute listing for this 1996 book
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         In this Alban Institute book (©1996), C. Jeff Woods looks at seven megatrends affecting today’s "postmodern" church. He pulls together the thinking of many concerning the once and future church, and lists major shifts in the following areas:
- From mass evangelism to relational evangelism.
- From "tribal" faith education to "immigrant" faith education.
- From surrogate mission to hands-on mission.
- From a spirituality of reason to a spirituality of mystery.
- From official leadership to gifted leadership.
- From segmented programming to holographic programming.
- From secondary planning to primary planning.

This seven-part sermon series focuses upon those seven paradigm shifts, one by one.

date preached message title scripture base

September 1, 1996

"The times, they are a-changing"
Series #1

Hebrews 13:8-16

September 8, 1996 "You are God's Letter to Others"
Series #2
2 Corinthians 2:14-3:6
September 15, 1996 "One Person at a Time"
Series #3
Acts 16:1-5
September 22, 1996 "Where is Ninevah?"
Series #4
Jonah 3:1-5
September 29, 1996 "From Official to Gifted Leadership"
Series #5
Ephesians 4:1-16
October 6, 1996 "Letting Down our Nets"
Series #6
Luke 5:1-11
October 13, 1996 "Seeing the Big Picture"
Series #7
John 6:1-14
October 20, 1996 "Lighting the Match"
Series #8
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

sermons ©1996, Peter L. Haynes

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