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Center Church

Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City
Timothy Keller
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Today many pastors are struggling to adapt to a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology. How do we communicate the concepts of grace and substitutionary atonement in our globalized culture and context?

In Center Church, Timothy Keller offers challenging insights and provocative questions based on over twenty years of ministry in New York City. This book outlines a theological vision for ministry - applying classic doctrines to our time and place - organized around three core commitments: • Gospel-centered: The gospel of grace in Jesus Christ changes everything, from our hearts to our community to the world. It completely reshapes the content, tone and strategy of all that we do. • City-centered: With a positive approach toward our culture, we learn to affirm that cities are wonderful, strategic and underserved places for gospel ministry. • Movement-centered: Instead of building our own tribe, we seek the prosperity and peace of our community as we are led by the Holy Spirit.

"In this important book, Tim Keller unpacks the gospel and gently but firmly reminds us that it is nonnegotiable. At the same time, he enables us to think through how we can responsibly interact with the culture, how we can - indeed, must - appreciate good things within it, and how we can firmly and faithfully apply the gospel to it." - D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

About the Author

Timothy Keller is the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, The Meaning of Marriage, The Prodigal God, Jesus the King, and The Prodigal Prophet.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Center Church Theological Vision


Part 1: Gospel Theology

Part 2: Gospel Renewal


Part 3: Gospel Contextualization

Part 4: City Vision

Part 5: Cultural Engagement


Part 6: Missional Community

Part 7: Integrative Ministry

Part 8: Movement Dynamics

Epilogue: Late Modernity and the Center Church

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  • Page Count: 400
  • Format: Hardcover, Printed
  • ISBN: 9780310494188
  • Release: September 8, 2012
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