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Book | The Essence of the Church by Craig Van Gelder

9780801090967Van Gelder, Craig. The Essence of the Church: A Community Created by the Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2000.

The Author

“At age 15, Craig Van Gelder made a personal profession of faith. Three years later as a freshman in college, he answered a call to Christian ministry. Since then he has focused on helping the church participate fully in God’s mission to bring salvation to all of life.

Following college, Van Gelder worked with The Navigators for 10 years in campus and discipleship ministries throughout the South. Then he changed focus and spent a decade working as a consultant to congregations, helping with strategic planning, organizational development and needs assessment. read more

Book | The Missional Church in Perspective by Van Gelder and Zscheile

Missional-Church-in-PerspectiveVan Gelder, Craig, and Dwight J. Zscheile. The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation The Missional Network. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.

The Authors

Craig Van Gelder

van_gelder_craig“At age 15, Craig Van Gelder made a personal profession of faith. Three years later as a freshman in college, he answered a call to Christian ministry. Since then he has focused on helping the church participate fully in God’s mission to bring salvation to all of life.

Following college, Van Gelder worked with The Navigators for 10 years in campus and discipleship ministries throughout the South. Then he changed focus and spent a decade working as a consultant to congregations, helping with strategic planning, organizational development and needs assessment. read more

A Rough Sketch of the History of Organizational Theory in the 20th Century

This is a compilation of the notes I took in Van Gelder's class "Congregational Leadership"
This is a compilation of the notes I took in Van Gelder’s PhD class called “Congregational Leadership” at Luther Seminary in the Fall of 2011. He loves timelines, and so do I. Each of these pages comes from a different day in which he added to the timeline. The center one is a graphic I made when it was my turn to lead the discussion. I handed it out to each colleague, and I think they found it helpful.