eBookThe Gathered and Scattered Church eBook • $8.99
Secularization is at the threshold of every church because it is in most Christian households. There is more to Christianity than attending church and serving on church committees. In a secular age, ministry by Christians in the daily world is as significant as their ministry inside the church walls.
Hammett takes seriously the issue that we are now living and serving in a secular culture. The message of Christ can penetrate the world when Christians learn to be and do church, both inside and outside the walls of the church. He offers suggestions about understanding, activating, and evaluating the church and how we can equip believers for effective ministry in the 21st century.
Church leaders struggle to find effectiveness, fulfillment, and relevancy in this changing world. Hammett recognizes these challenges and offers opportunities for reframing ministry. He provides a guiding light toward success in seeking to share Christ in a secular age.
"In the first chapter Eddie Hammett guides the reader to face the difference between the church as an institution and the church on mission for God in the world. He then spends the rest of the book helping pastors and other staff members and particularly laypersons understand how this may be done— indeed how this must be done. He gives illustration after illustration from the lives of laypeople how this is being done. To understand what this book proposes can revolutionize the life of our churches."
— Findley B. Edge