26 Mar April 9: Free Lecture on Spiritual Maturity
Dr. Tom Bergler (right), professor of Ministry and Missions at Huntington University, will present a special lecture titled “Reversing the Juvenilization of American Christianity: Fostering Spiritual Maturity in Congregations.”
Date: 7 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Location: Zurcher Auditorium, Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University
Dr. Bergler is the author of The Juvenilization of American Christianity (Eerdmans, 2012). His book was featured in a cover story in Christianity Today, won an Award of Merit in the Church and Pastoral Leadership category from Christianity Today, and was named one of “10 Books Every Preacher Should Read” by R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in an article in Preaching magazine.
Because of juvenilization, Bergler says, many Americans are not sure they want to grow up. Many Christians are not sure that spiritual maturity is either attainable or desirable. This presentation will explain how juvenilization works and suggest ways that congregation members and their leaders can work together with God’s help to create a powerful congruence of teaching, modeling, and ministry structures that foster an attractive spiritual maturity.
This event is free and open to the public.