Northern Lights

Resurrecting Church in the North of England

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Jason Byassee
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , November
     184 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


You may have heard that churches in Europe are vanishing. Yet church growth in London has been steady for decades, fueled by such innovations as Alpha and Fresh Expressions. What about outside the capital? Some, both inside and outside the church, say churches "cannot grow." But here they are—growing churches—in the north of England of all places. This is not only a story about England. It is about growing churches wherever you've heard they "can't" grow. God is always up to something precisely where (we think) God shouldn't be.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jason Byassee teaches preaching at the Vancouver School of Theology in British Columbia, where he holds the Butler Chair in Homiletics and Biblical Hermeneutics. He is a longtime contributor to Christian Century magazine and the author, most recently, of Surprised by Jesus Again (2019).




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