calendar March 4, 2020 in Congregations

“The Church Is In The Innovation Business”

This season, Bishop Davenport and the synod pastoral staff invite you to join them in reading and discussing Dwight Zscheile’s book “The Agile Church”. In this book Dr. Zscheile, vice president for innovation and professor of mission at Luther Seminary, draws on scripture and history to explore how the early church learned to meet people where they were and form relationships in which God’s love could be seen.

“‘The Agile Church’ is a book that explores how churches today can find themselves in this larger story,” Zscheile says.

“It may sound strange to say it, but the church is in the innovation business. Its’ identity lies in participating in God’s creative work to heal the world,” he says.  Zscheile offers an overview of the book in the video below.

Bishop Davenport invites you to read this book with colleagues, fellow congregation members or by yourself, and join in discussion groups we will host later this spring.

“The Agile Church” overview with Dwight Zscheile from Faith+Lead on Vimeo.

You can purchase the book in print and e-book forms on Amazon.