Xlibris Releases Reconnecting the Church

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New Book is a Guide for Pastors and Laypeople who would like to engage their Church in service to their Local Community

Xlibris, the world’s leading print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Reconnecting the Church, a new book of faith and community service authored by J. Timothy Kauffman.

Reconnecting the Church is a practical guide written to assist pastors and laypeople in understanding, engaging, and serving the local community in which the church is located. Its purpose is to come alongside the local church that wishes to reconnect to its local community, and offer practical ways to accomplish that task. Within its pages are twenty-five chapters each of which briefly describes an aspect of life in the city. At the end of each chapter are practical action/reflection projects. These projects are specific tasks designed to give the reader first-hand experience of their church’s immediate neighborhood. Each action is described, and guidance is given for reflection after each project. Ultimately, this book will empower the reader to apply the understanding gained about the values, needs, and systems in their local community to minister and serve the community where their church is located.

Readers who wish to order a copy of this book are encouraged to visit Xlibris.com, call toll free (888) 795-4274 or send email to orders@xlibris.com today

About the Author
Dr. J. Timothy (Tim) Kauffman was a pastor and urban church planter for twelve years in West Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany. While in Frankfurt, he mentored young German pastors and church planters. Most recently, he served for eight years as pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Three additional congregations worship in the building: Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (an international church), a Haitian, and a Cape Verdean congregation. There is also a large Chinese Bible Study Group (Cantonese and Mandarin) that uses the building every Friday evening. In addition to serving his congregation, the author also coordinated scheduling the use of time and space for the multi-congregational community.

In 1996, he earned his Ph.D. in Inter-Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. His doctoral studies sought to outline the contours of theological education and ministry formation for contextually appropriate ministry in the city. His dissertation is entitled, Wesleyan Pastoral Effectiveness in Urban Culture from a Trait and Value Perspective. He has taught graduate courses in pastoral formation, urban studies, and leadership as an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University’s Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Gordon-Conwell Seminary (CUME), and several additional colleges and universities. Kauffman co-authored with Edgar Elliston, Developing Leaders for Urban Ministries, and contributed a chapter in the book, God So Loves the City. He has also authored numerous articles on related subjects.

Reconnecting the Church * by J. Timothy Kauffman
Finding Our Place in Complex Culture
Finding Our Place in Complex Culture
Publication Date: July 23, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 232 pages; 978-1-4500-8718-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 232 pages; 978-1-4500-8719-3

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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