Interviews

Transforming (Mainline) Congregations: Wrap-Up and Call for Comment

We had three wonderful sets of answers to the questions posed in our interview about transforming mainline congregations. The entries were: Bruce Epperly – If the message isn’t relevant, it isn’t the gospel! Bob LaRochelle – Renewal should be rooted in good theology. Bob Cornwall – Taking up a missional identity places the focus on…

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Transforming (Mainline) Congregations II

Today we continue the series of interviews with Energion authors on transforming mainline congregations. Last week Dr. Bruce Epperly responded to the interview questions. Today, Dr. Bob LaRochelle, pastor of Second Congregational Church, Manchester, Connecticut, (United Church of Christ), and author of Part Time Pastor, Full Time Church (Pilgrim Press, 2012), Crossing the Street (Energion…