"The new liturgical reality is that membership in the church and taking authority for the ministry of the church are two different things: baptism is about membership and ministry is about discipleship. We are brought into Christ through baptism. We are, at some point -- each of us -- asked to commit to service and are liturgically sent out as disciples of the Risen Christ ...". p. 5-6. "Confirmation should be considered a Sacramental Rite of neither baptismal initiation or a rite of passage, but of sanctification and consecration, of commissioning for discipleship and mission". -- p. 16.
Contents: [Introduction] -- Embracing Newness -- We have been talking about the nature of Confirmation for a very long time -- Kindling discipleship through the Laying on of Hands -- Making the case for Confirmation -- How to go about the sanctification of the Lay Order in ministry.
The author, the "Rt. Rev. Richard L. Shimpfky is the [Episcopal] Bishop of El Camino Real". -- p. 19.
"As the name implies, the Parish Eucharist Church aims to respond to a widely diverse range of worship needs held by Christian and Episcopalian people; a place where the whole variety of diverse needs are honored and met. The Parish Eucharist at 9:15 a.m. is symbolic of the whole; this Service welcomes and includes children, youth and adults who want what was once called 'family worship'. Speaking from familiarity with the English movement, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, said 'In my experience, the service that is bringing in newcomers is the very simple form of family or Parish Eucharist.' The 8:00 a.m. Communion and the 11:15 a.m. Service meet other and legitimate worship needs." -- p. 1.
Contents: Worship: The Church as Church -- Education: The Church as Campus -- Koinonia and Outreach: The Church as Community Center -- A New Movement -- Visiting the Parish Eucharist -- And there is more ! -- And there is still more ! -- About Education -- The Parish Eucharist Model builds ministries ! -- Practical Fruits of the Movement -- Challenges Presented -- Postscript.
Bishop Shimpfky's biography in the Episcopal Clerical Directory lists the date of this publication as 1990.