Wednesday Giveaway — Tim Keller's "Center Church"
Earlier this year Christianity Today awarded one of our ministry books their 2013 Book Award for The Church/Pastoral Leadership. That book was Tim Keller's ministry magnum opus, Center Church.
Leadership Journal describes Kellers work in this way: "It would be hard to find a pastor who thinks more deeply—and more theologically—about his work than Keller. Center Church represents not just a case study for the growth and development of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, but also a theological blueprint for doing ministry in the 21st century. Words like thorough, comprehensive, and even magisterial come to mind to de-scribe it."
The foundation of Keller's work rests on the necessity of ministries and ministers possessing theological vision, the "faithful restatement of the gospel with rich implications for life, ministry, and mission in a type of culture at a moment in history." Such a vision, Keller insists, "is the most immediate cause of our decisions and choices regarding ministry expression." (19) In Center Church Keller aims to help harden and hone your own theological vision of ministry into being gospel-centered, city-centered, and movement-centered.
We are pleased to share that each of Center Church's 8 parts are available as separate eBooks. Our Tuesday column explored the first of these ministry guides by explaining how the gospel is the launchpad for theological vision. Today we are celebrating the release of these bite-sized ministry resources by giving away 6 copies of the complete hardcover version of Keller's important ministry book.
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“Because the gospel is endlessly rich, it can handle the burden of being the one ‘main thing’ of a church.”
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