Using as their guide the story of the two disciples who meet the risen Christ on the road to Emmaus, Donna Sinclair and Christopher White move congregations beyond a search for silver bullet solutions, beyond a preoccupation with technique and programming, beyond a hope in simplistic formulas for success, to the qualities of character and faith that will help congregations in the years ahead.
Focussing on the healing power of community, the nurture and comfort of study, the gift of sacrament, and the power of outreach, Sinclair and White offer to readers what those first disciples experienced on the road to Emmaus - an encounter with hope.
Christopher White has served congregations in Ontario, Alberta, and Moyamba, Sierra Leone. He has contributed to CBC Radio's Morningside, Take Five, Fresh Air, and This Morning, and has been a columnist for Oshawa and Whitby newspapers. His articles have also appeared in the award-winning magazine, the United Church Observer.