"We have written this book to go hand in hand with 'Lights that Shine: How Christians can fulfil their call to mission'. .... We have written 'Brushing up on Believing' to partner 'Lights that Shine', because the more deeply we believe the more brightly our lights will shine. .... In this book there are two sections, one on the basic Christian doctrines and the other on the Lord's Prayer. .... We have included material at the end of each chapter with questions for discussion, prayers and meditations". -- Intro.
"For the Decade of Evangelism -- teaching material suitable for new or young Christians, or those wanting to `brush up' on the essentials." -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / George Carey -- Introduction / Shelagh Brown and Gavin Reid -- Part ONE -- God the Father -- God the Son -- God and Holy Spirit -- Sons and Daughters of God -- Being Christ in the World -- The Last Things -- Part TWO -- Our Father -- Hallowed be Your Name -- Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be Done -- Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread -- Forgive Us Our Sins -- Lead Us Not Into Temptation -- Sources of Quoted Material.
"This popular version of the Report of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on Urban Priority Areas is a precis of the Report. No words or sentences of the precis should be quoted as though they were a part of the full Report. .... Text of precis copyright Christian Action 1985". -- p. 2.
"Most of the photographs used to illustrate this edition of the Archbishop's Report are of Toxteth in Liverpool. They were taken by Hugh O'Donnell. The cartoons are by Taffy Davies". -- p. 22.
Contents divided into sections: Introduction -- Urban Priority Areas -- Church and City -- Theological Priorities -- What Kind of Church ? -- Organising the Church -- Developing the People of God -- Supporting a Participating Church -- Urban Policy -- Poverty, Employment and Work -- Housing -- Health -- Social Care and Community Work -- Education and Young People -- Order and Law -- Summary of Main Recommendations -- Members of the Commission.
Back cover reproduces text of letter from Robert Cantuar i.e. Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, dated 1st October 1985 which states: I welcome this "popular" version of the report of my Commission on Urban Priority Areas. The issues raised in the Commission's Report challenge us all -- in the Churches and in the Nation as a whole -- to study, reflect and respond. I hope that many will read this summary, and that it will encourage debate about our cities and their future.
"We have written this book to go hand in hand with 'Lights that Shine: How Christians can fulfil their call to mission'. .... We have written 'Brushing up on Believing' to partner 'Lights that Shine', because the more deeply we believe the more brightly our lights will shine." -- Intro. to "Brushing Up on Believing".
"For the Decade of Evangelism -- down-to-earth material which gets to the heart of the matter. Individuals, groups and parishes will welcome this plain-speaking course of training. Bible-based, with passages printed out, 'Lights That Shine' includes discussion points, meditations and prayers. Subjects cover: What is our gospel ? Why do we go to church ? Why don't "they" go to church ? How do people become Christians ? How can we make evangelism happen ? Ways of reaching people". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / George Carey -- Introduction / Shelagh Brown and Gavin Reid -- Shine, Jesus, Shine [text of hymn with words and music] -- Where the Shining Starts -- The Church: Them and Us -- Evangelism: Naturally -- Ways to Make Evangelism Happen -- More Ways to Make Evangelism Happen -- How Do People Become Christians ? -- Sources of Quoted Material.
Previous edition 1989. "Commended edition first published 1995". -- verso of t.-p.
"Illustrations by Taffy". -- verso of t.-p.
"'Patterns for Worship' began life in the 1985 report by the General Synod Standing Committee 'The Worship of the Church'" .... The Synod report edition of 'Patterns for Worship' was published in 1989, being seen by the House of Bishops largely as a document for consultation. .... The fact that 'Patterns for Worship' contains both authorized and commended material, the way in which the resource sections are organized, the provision of sample services together with illustrations, and the general presentation of this kind of liturgical material, is different from many of the other books the Commission has produced. The Commission hopes that this will contribute to the debate about the shape and range of what the Commission provides for our Church's worship in the period after 2000. But more than that, we hope and pray that it will be a significant and much-used resource for the worship of the Church as it goes through into the next millennium". -- Preface.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Preface / dated The Conversion of St. Paul 1995 and signed: David Stancliffe, Chair of the Liturgical Commission -- Commendation / George Carey -- Introduction -- The Basic Outline -- Resource Sections -- The Commentary -- Sample Services -- Index of Bible References -- Copyright Information.
"[B]y John Tiller, Chief Secretary, Advisory Council for the Church's Ministry".
"Copyright The Central Board of Finance of the Church of England."-- verso of t.-p.
"Published September 1983 for the Advisory Council for the Church's Ministry by CIO Publishing". -- verso of t.-p.
Illustrations by "the Rev. E.W.L. (Taffy) Davies". -- p. [vi].
Includes bibliography (p. 168-172) and index.
"Since 1978 the Advisory Council for the Church's Ministry has discussed some aspects of ministerial strategy at each meeting. In November 1981 it was decided to ask the Chief Secretary, Canon John Tiller, to produce a report which would have the unity of one person's view and also take into account the various discussions which have taken place." -- Foreword.
The author "draws on his experience after five years as Chief Secretary to ACCM to take a long-term view of the direction which the ministry of the Church of England should take in the future. His report takes account on the one hand of the declining numbers of stipendiary clergy and on the other of the remarkable growth of lay ministry which has taken place in recent years. He considers what this means for our understanding of the Church, and examines the concept of 'shared ministry' which sees every Christian as having a particular calling to fulfil in collaboration with others. He asks what the role of the ordained ministry should be in such a partnership". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / Ronald Portsmouth, Chairman, Advisory Council for the Church's Ministry -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction and Synopsis -- Situation -- Aim -- The Strategy 1: The Ministry of the Whole People of God -- The Strategy 2: Particular Kinds of Ministry -- Implications -- The Way Forward -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index of Main Subjects
Colophon: Printed by The Ludo Press Ltd, London SW18 3DG.