"[W]e look at the local church, still regarded as the cornerstone of the Christian enterprise in our society. It is looked upon as the bastion from which campaign is fought. .... In Canada there are local churches by the thousand, and it may well be that the local church should continue to be the basic manifestation of Canadian church life. But our assumptions about the importance of the local church need to be checked against its relevance and effectiveness in the modern world. Is it a church that does not change, in the midst of a changing society ?" -- p. 1-2.
Contents divided into sections: A Church that Does Not Change -- Change and Renewal -- The Indictment of the Local Church -- A New Look at the Local Church -- The Word of God -- Taking the Consequences in the Local Church -- Guidelines Not Gimmicks -- Organization -- Membership -- Worship -- Training -- Planning.
Colophon: Printed and bound in Canada by The Ryerson Press.
Author "is Rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Fort Garry, Manitoba ... Mr. Lee is a member of the North American Working Group on 'The Missionary Structure of the Congregation', set up by the Division of Studies in Evangelism of the World Council of Churches". -- verso of t.-p.