A Missionary Mindset for Church Renewal
Rev. Dr. Douglas Ruffle
will be at the Grantham, NH UMC (418 Route 10 South) on Saturday March 24, 2018 from 9am - 4pm to present “A Missionary Mindset for Church Renewal”
. Using the timeless principles of E. Stanley Jones, Doug will teach us to approach the mission field as if we were from a different country and learning a new culture, a new way of communicating, and a new way to connect people to the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Doug served UMC churches in New Jersey and Argentina, where he worked with the Methodist Church of that country from 1978 to 1987 as a missionary. For ten years he served as Director of Congregational Development for the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference, and currently serves as the Associate Executive Director of Path 1, the New Church Starts Division of Discipleship Ministries.
Doug has written several books, including Roadmap to Renewal: Rediscovering the Church’s Mission
(2017), A Missionary Mindset: What Church Leaders Need to Know to Reach Their Community - Lessons from E. Stanley Jones
(2016), and In The Precious Name: A Celebratory Writing in honor of Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar