Keeping Faith: How Christian Organisations Can Stay True to the Way of Jesus by Stephen Judd, John Swinton and Kara Martin.
Stephen Judd, John Swinton and Kara Martin, Keeping Faith: How Christian Organisations Can Stay True to the Way of Jesus, Acorn Press, 2023.
We all can think of organisations that were established by Christians that are no longer recognisably Christian. In Keeping Faith, the authors outline the key components of organisational faithfulness – that is, what is needed for Christian organisations to stay true to the way of Jesus. They argue that the old reliance on statements of faith, or a set of Christian values, is insufficient. What is needed is a robust organisational theology that inhabits the enterprise’s structures, management, business policies, practices and relationships and is tailored to the purpose of the organisation.
In this important book, you will find: a checklist to determine if your organisation is losing its faithfulness; an outline of some key components of organisational theology; examples, both positive and negative, of theological application in organisations; discussion questions for organisational reflection.
With combined global experience in practical theology, running businesses and charities, and integrating faith and work, Judd, Swinton and Martin have created an important and essential book for every Christian organisation.
About the ACT author: Kara Martin lectures at Mary Andrews College, Sydney