David Fitch's soon to be released book, What is the Church and Why Does it Exist, looks at the church through history and asks how we live as the church in time when the church is losing credibility in society. This Church Now Conversation, taking place on Thursday, March 11, will be helpful to pastors and leaders who want to engage a world that doesn't want to engage the church.
Reviews of his book:
"David Fitch takes us back to the ways of Jesus, where church is defined by the communion of practices, culture of presence, and sense of mission. A must read for anyone keen on seeing the church renewed."
—MABIALA KENZO, professor of theology at Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de Boma and director of District Saint-Laurent, Alliance Chretienne et Missionnaire au Quebec
"The days of sitting in pews pointing in the same direction one day a week as 'church' are melting away. But how do we do that? Fitch gives us direction for taking the next step."
—BRUXY CAVEY, pastor of The Meeting House and author of Reunion and The End of Religion
About the Author
David Fitch is the B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary Chicago, IL. He is also the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community—a missional church in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. He coaches a network of church plants in the Christian & Missionary Alliance linked to Life on the Vine. He writes, speaks, and lectures on issues the local church must face in Mission—including cultural engagement, leadership, and theology.
Church Now Conversations are sponsored by CRC Church Planting, Resonate Global Mission, Pillar Church, Pastor Church Resources, Center for Church Renewal, Luminex, and Vibrant Congregations.