VOCATIO: IMAGINING A VISIBLE CHURCH by C. ANDREW DOYLE
From the author: In order for us to understand the future shape of vocations in the church we must first wrestle with the vocation of the church itself. I have attempted to do both in Vocãtiõ. I believe that God has a mission. God's mission has a church-- Read more
The Church's mission is not dependent upon economic or worldly boundaries. The gospel will expand and grow where people respond to God's grace in their lives. The Episcopal Church, along with all denominational churches, is being forced to break out of old training models and traditions of ordination in this new age of mission. The Church must rethink formation of leaders (lay and clergy) to keep up with what God is already doing in the world. Participating in God's mission will press us to reconsider assumptions about the vocations themselves, and their shape for the future.
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