A sermonic approach to ministry for a church in transition. Featuring sermons that were preached in a congregation between the season of Easter and Christmas during an interim season of pastoral transition, this book gives attention to the church’s need for renewed leadership, exploring the nature of church for a new day, while honoring its history and reminding the congregation of the content of Christian teaching, while moving forward into a new future. Includes commentary by the author about various pertinent features in the sermons, particularly in the context of an urban Latino/a church. Forthcoming in Spanish as an ebook edition!
While addressed primarily to Latinx churches and preachers, Dr. Agostos sermons and notes in his book, Preaching in the Interim, model themes and methods for all churches and their clergy in transitional phases of ministry. Deftly combining his deep biblical scholarship with the daily realities of the church, popular culture, and current events, these sermons help the Scriptures speak energetically to both elders of the church and younger Christians. I especially appreciated the last section on preaching in Advent and Christmas, themes too often neglected in current homiletical books.Rev. Rochelle A. Stackhouse, PhD, Transitional Minister, Center Church UCC, Hartford, Connecticut
Efrain Agosto is Professor of New Testament at New York Theological Seminary in New York City. He was Interim Pastor of the Second Baptist Church of New York in 2013. Currently, he is a lay member of the United Church of Christ (UCC). He lives with his wife Olga Gisela Agosto in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Efrain Agosto es Profesor de Nuevo Testamento del Seminario Teológico de Nueva York en la Ciudad de Nueva York. Fue Pastor Interino de la Segunda Iglesia Bautista de Nueva York en el 2013. Actualmente, es miembro laico de la Iglesia Unida de Cristo (UCC). Vive con su esposa Olga Gisela Agosto en West Hartford, Connecticut.
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