Vital Faith Communities

What does vital faith look like?
How is vitality expressed – and how do we measure it in faith communities?
For that matter, should we even try?
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The Task(s) of the Faithful

What is our task as children of God?
How should that role be lived out in our daily lives?
What are our tasks in caring for the environment, and caring for each other?
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The Way of Wesley

How did John Wesley understand the life of faith?
How do his ideas speak to us today?
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The Potential of the Spiritual Community

How can Paul Tillich’s conception of the Spiritual Community impact our thinking?
What kinds of communities might that include?
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Paul Tillich

An overview of Tillich’s life and work.

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John Wesley

An overview of Wesley’s life and work.

St Augustine

The Writings of Augustine

The major writings of St. Augustine, by date and type.

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Methodism (American)

Major events in American Methodism.

Resources & Recommendations

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Resources focused on Church and Organizational Leadership.


Resources focused on John Wesley and the Wesleyan theological tradition.

Church Vitality

Resources pertaining to church vitality.


Resources relating to Paul Tillich’s life and writings.