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A Practical Guide for Mainline Churches  

JAN G. LINNYour uploaded image.

Chalice Press

ISBN/Prod. Code:  978-0-8272-3216-7

"Intentional Witness Evangelism" is the focus of this trailblazing effort to reclaim the vitality of evangelistic outreach in mainline denominations. Building on his work in The Jesus Connection, the author calls for a fusion of evangelism and a new spirituality that offers a solid basis for mainline renewal.

Churches talk about evangelism as if there is agreement on what it is and how effectiveness is to be measured.  Reclaiming Evangelism challenges both assumptions.  Linn argues that evangelism is not a numbers game, but an unbridled spirituality that finds its expression in ministries that intentional witness to Jesus Christ as Savior.

Reclaiming Evangelism offers a view of evangelism that takes seriously the need to achieve a balance between that works and biblical faithfulness.  Church leaders concerned about this ministry will find it both provocative and practical.

Jan G. Linn, after several years as professor of the practice of ministry at Lexington Theological Seminary, is co-pastor with his wife of a new church start in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.  He is the author of several books, including Living Inside Out, What Ministers Wish Church Members Knew, What Church Members Wish Ministers Knew, and The Jesus Connection.

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