The Soul of Tommorrow’s Church:
Weaving Spiritual Practices in Ministry Together

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How can spirituality, perceived by many as a personal quest, be woven into the life of congregations where set traditions tend to squelch experimentation? 60 Leavening the Liturgies provide practices for weaving a tapestry in worship, administration, education, soul care and outreach.


“Groff weaves a tapestry of life in the Spirit with the church’s functions of ministry. His sensitivity of soul and his congregational realism combine to make this an informing venture in Spirit-formed, lived-life mission.”
—TEX SAMPLE, lecturer and consultant and author of The Spectacle of Worship in a Wired World

“Kent Groff has created resources for the development of a spirituality that is intrinsic to the whole life of the church. For a pastor to explore this book with two or three others could be the beginning of individual and congregational transformation.”
—FREDA GARDNER, former Moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly and Professor of Christian Education, Emerita, Princeton Theological Seminary

“An excellent resource that brings together the whole picture of what it means to practice, with integrity, the presence of God incarnate in a fractured world where liturgy and life has lost their relatedness. Theological seminaries could profit from the interactive structure and content of this extremely well-organized and creatively presented volume.”
—MELVA COSTEN, Professor of Liturgy and Music, Emerita, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, George, author of African American Worship.