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Renovation of the Church
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Table of Contents

Foreword--Dallas Willard
Introduction
1 The Creation of the Monster
2 Deciding to Change: The Donner Party
3 The Keys to Transition: A Few Hard Years
4 Rethinking the Gospel:The Enthralling Vision of Life in God?s Kingdom
5 The Problem of Consumerism: Talking to Fish about Water
6 Setting Aside Ambition: The Necessary Groundwork of Change
7 Co-Pastoring: Two are Better than One
8 Understanding the Church: The Fellowship of the Unformed
9 Spiritual Formation: Do You Really Want to be Healed?
10 Outreach: A Burning Passion for the World
11 Worship: Celebrating the Story of God
12 Mistakes: After Further Review
13 Epilogue: A Vision for the Future
Acknowledgements
Notes

About the Author

Kent Carlson founded Oak Hills Church of Folsom, California, in 1984. For the past thirteen years he has been co-senior pastor of the church with Mike Lueken. Mike and Kent are both graduates of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. They each live with their families in the Sacramento, California, area. Mike Lueken is copastor (with Kent Carlson) of Oak Hills Church of Folsom, California. He is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and lives with his family in the Sacramento, California, area. Dallas Willard (1935-2013) was a professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles for over forty years. A highly influential author and teacher, Willard was as celebrated for his enduring writings on spiritual formation as he was for his scholarship. His books include The Divine Conspiracy (Christianity Today?s Book of the Year in 1998), The Spirit of the Disciplines, Hearing God, Renovation of the Heart and others. His books have received numerous Christianity Today Annual Book Awards and other recognitions. Willard served on the boards of the C. S. Lewis Foundation and Biola University, and was a member of numerous evaluation committees for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. He received bachelor?s degrees from both Tennessee Temple College and Baylor University and a graduate degree at Baylor University, as well as a PhD from the University of Wisconsin in Philosophy and the History of Science.

Reviews

"I do not know of a church that has more thoroughly applied what Renovare cares about to an entire congregation than Oak Hills Church in Folsom, California. Read this book to help your church catalyze the kingdom life of God that is within us and between us."--Lyle Smith Graybeal, coordinator, Renovare USA
"[This] book provides a view into the evangelical world and culture and some of its struggles. The lessons are transferable to mainline churches facing similar issues."--The Christian Century, October 18, 2011

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