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Pagitt, Doug (Author)

We live in a period of cultural transition - from the Information Age to the Inventive Age.  This change requires new ways of organizing, new outcomes, and new approaches in every area of society, including faith communities.

Pagitt shows how a congregation can respond to the Inventive Age by rethinking leadership patterns, catalyzing collaboration, and encouraging artistic expression.  Community in the Inventive Age highlights ten values shaping culture and the path forward for church communities in this time of transition.

ISBN: 1451401477 

Publisher: Sparkhouse Press

US SRP: $ 14.99 US

Binding: Paperback

Pub Date: September 01, 2011

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 The Inventive Age 1
  Chapter 2 575 Weeks 11
  Chapter 3 Meaning Making 19
  Chapter 4 Community Formation 27
  Chapter 5 Relational Authority 33
  Chapter 6 Participation 53
  Chapter 7 Collaboration Through Dialogue 79
  Chapter 8 Abundance 91
  Chapter 9 Open-Source Belief 103
  Chapter 10 Creativity And Beauty 121
  Chapter 11 Integration 143
  Chapter 12 Ownership And Responsiblity 161
P.S. 167

Contributor Bio:  Pagitt, Doug
Doug Pagitt (BA Bethel College, MA Bethel Seminary) is pastor of Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis. He is part of the leader of Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis. He is part of the leadership of Emergent: a generative friendship among missional Crship of Emergent: a generative friendship among missional Christian leaders. Doug is married to Shelley and they are pahristian leaders. Doug is married to Shelley and they are parents of four children,  and is author of Preaching Re-Imagined, Church Re-Imagined, and BodyPrayer. ed, Church Re-Imagined, and BodyPrayer.

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