The Siburt Institute for Church Ministry exists to offer resources and best practices for leading congregational communities in pursuit of God’s mission in the world and to provide avenues for the spiritual formation of Christian leaders. Historically, ACU has valued its partnership with churches and has sought to honor that essential relationship by serving churches and church leaders in a variety of ways.
A glance at 2017-18
The Siburt Institute is excited to share with you its 2017-18 Year in Review. The Year in Review highlights new initiatives, long-standing traditions, and introduces you to some people who serve and are served by the institute.
SIBURT INSTITUTE E-NEWS
Thinking Globally for Renewal! -- July 2018 e-news
One of the most interesting and challenging books of the summer for me is Wesley Granberg-Michaelson’s Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century. Although Granberg-Michaelson writes for church leaders in North America, his view is the global church. And that is where both the interest and the challenge emerge for me!
In many ways, his analysis of Christianity in the United States is sobering. North American Christianity is in significant decline; however, Granberg-Michaelson offers ample evidence of significant growth in other parts of the world.