New PDF release: Seeker Churches: Promoting Traditional Religion in a
By Kimon Howland Sargeant
America’s spiritual panorama is in flux. New church buildings are arising and lots of older church buildings are redefining themselves to outlive. on the vanguard of this denominational free-for-all are evangelical “seeker” churches.
These church buildings goal “seekers”—individuals of any religion or denominational history who search religious success yet are usually not presently affiliated with any particular church. through concentrating on this mostly untapped workforce, seeker church buildings became one of many fastest-growing spiritual pursuits within the kingdom. In his learn, Kimon Sargeant offers a sociological context for the increase of those church buildings through exploring the rituals, messages, recommendations, and denominational services of this rising type of American evangelical Protestantism.
Featuring stay bands, specialist lighting fixtures and sound structures, and multi-media displays, seeker church buildings are attracting many folks who've “dropped out” of geared up religion. To develop their attraction, they provide attenders suggestion on daily matters starting from relationships to finance.
Sargeant makes a speciality of the good fortune of the Willow Creek organization, the seeker church organization all started via the Willow Creek neighborhood Church close to Chicago. With over 5,000 member church buildings, the seven-year outdated organization has already outdistanced ninety percentage of yankee denominations and is the chief of the seeker church movement. via eyewitness money owed and cautious study, Sargeant unearths the “seeker” flow to be a “reformation” of yank Protestantism.
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Seeker Churches: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Nontraditional Way: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Non-traditional Way by Kimon Howland Sargeant