Toward a Hopeful Future | Why the Emergent Church is Good News for Mainline Congregations (Snider & Bowen)
Relevant Worship for Emerging Generations
Snider and Bowen — co-pastors of Brentwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Springfield, Missouri, a formerly graying congregation — provide a much-needed resource that will benefit both progressive mainliners who value inclusivity as well as emergents seeking a point of entry into progressive traditions.
The book grew from the authors’ successful progressive worship service, “The Awakening,” which has attracted a surge of young adults and young families to Brentwood. It offers connections among 1) prophetic biblical traditions; 2) progressive mainliners; 3) emergents; and 4) postmodern theory.
Toward a Hopeful Future provides worship reflections and resources to connect progressive mainliners with emerging generations.
About the Authors
Emily Bowen earned her M.Div. from Phillips Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Paperback: 296 pages (5.5 x 8.5 in.)