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Book Title: The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations|
The author of the book: Dan Kimball
Edition: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Date of issue: March 3rd 2003
ISBN 13: 9780310245643
Format files: PDF
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Includes ·Samples and photos of emerging church worship gatherings ·Recommended resources for the emerging church The seeker-sensitive movement revolutionized the way we did church and introduced countless baby boomers to Jesus. Yet trends show that today’s post-Christian generations are not responding like the generations before them. As we enter a new cultural era, what do worship services look like that are connecting with the hearts of emerging generations? How do preaching, leadership, evangelism, spiritual formation, and, most of all, how we even think of “church” need to change? The Emerging Church goes beyond just theory and gets into very practical ways of assisting you in your local church circumstances. There is no one right way, no model for us all to emulate. But there is something better. Dan Kimball calls it “Vintage Christianity”: a refreshing return to an unapologetically sacred, raw, historical, and Jesus-focused missional ministry. Vintage Christianity connects with emerging post-seeker generations who are very open spiritually but are not interested in church. For pastors, leaders, and every concerned Christian, Kimball offers a riveting and easy-to-grasp exploration of today’s changing culture and gives insight into the new kind of churches that are emerging in its midst. Included is running commentary by Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Howard Hendricks, and others.
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Read information about the authorDan was born and raised in north eastern New Jersey, and got his BS in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University. Dan was a drummer in a rockabilly/punk band for many years and lived in London, England for a year playing in the band. After the band ended, Dan went to Israel and lived there for several months studying the Bible on his own to see whether Christianity was a valid faith, or simply the religion of American suburbia. Mainly all of his closest friends were not Christians, so he desired to be able to intelligently explain and know why Christianity was a faith which made sense. After Israel, he moved to Santa Cruz where he began attending Santa Cruz Bible Church and got very involved in various ministries at the church. Because he felt he wanted to dedicate all his time to serving in the church, he went to Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon and graduated with a Graduate Certificate in Bible.
Upon returning to Santa Cruz after graduating from Multnomah Seminary, he became high school pastor at Santa Cruz Bible Church working with teenagers in what became a large youth ministry along with Josh Fox. After serving in high school ministry for 8 years as high school pastor, Dan (and Josh) felt the need for a worship gathering and ministry that reflected more of the values of the emerging culture and heart of emerging generations. So, they started the Sunday night "Graceland" worship services and ministry at Santa Cruz Bible Church. Graceland initially started as a college ministry, but because it connected with a broader age range became a "young adult" ministry and then eventually became alternative worship gatherings for all ages. After several years, Graceland eventually folded into Santa Cruz Bible Church, as the dream for launching a new church in Santa Cruz was formed. Dan was part of the leadership team that launched the first church plant of Santa Cruz Bible Church when Vintage Faith Church was birthed in February 2004. Dan's current role with Vintage Faith Church is primary teaching pastor and oversight of the missional aspects of the church. Dan has been married to Becky since 1990 and have two daughters, Katie and Claire and one day hope to have a poodle. Dan loves rockabilly and punk music, comic art and drives a 1966 Mustang that is slowly rusting. Dan is currently pursuing a doctorate degree (Doctor of Ministry) from George Fox Evangelical Seminary where he also serves as adjunct faculty mentor.