This is a revised edition of an earlier book. Many churches have a Sunday celebration for women's day, men's day, and youth day. I believe some churches would expand this celebration to include other information that would be beneficial to members if they had a blueprint to follow. This book is well planned, easy to read and represents the author's true experience. Practical topics are addressed in this book. You will discover how to locate facilities, speakers, vendors, participants, and discover publicity options. You will learn how to determine registration fee and get tips on how to select a caterer. If your church does not have full-time staff to plan a conference, your volunteers will be able to follow the easy steps in this thoroughly written book. Included are sample forms and letters needed to make a conference successful. A bonus titled Five ways to Improve Your Interpersonal Skills is included. This bonus can be used as a tool to develop your volunteer conference committee or it can be used as a stand alone workshop. If you have had a desire to offer your congregation more information on issues like health, financial planning, raising children, substance abuse and other issues that affect their daily living, this is a wonderful book. It will guide you successfully through every step of planning a successful church conference. This book can also be used to plan a family reunion.
Phillips Brooks said, "Preaching is the communication of truth by man to men. It has in it two essential elements: truth and personality." This book challenges the preacher of the gospel to seek to develop his or her preaching skills while understanding the nature of the audience. It is not a textbook on preaching but a practical guide to effective preaching.
This 1997 study explores one of the most dramatic current interactions between religion and politics: the development of progressive Catholicism in Latin America. In particular, it examines economic, social and religious obstacles to progressive theology in Brazil. This 'popular' church built a utopian vision of social emancipation, drawing on Catholic social thought, humanistic Marxism and existentialism. It was a major democratizing force as Brazil emerged from dictatorship in the late 1970s. In the 1980s, however, the popular appeal of progressive Catholicism came under threat. Focusing on a Catholic community near Rio de Janeiro, Manuel A. Vasquez's incisive study shows how economic and political changes have affected religious practices, and argues that the plight of progressive Catholicism in Brazil forms part of a wider crisis of modernity and of humanist discourses.
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