1999 NCC News Archives
1999 Yearbook an Invaluable Tool for Local
of American and Canadian Churches Off Press
"Findings" from 1999 Yearbook
of American and Canadian Churches
March 5, 1999, NEW YORK -- The 1999 Yearbook of American and Canadian
Churches is a valuable resource for local church ministry, as well as for researchers
and scholars, denominational and ecumenical leaders, seminary and public libraries,
journalists in short, anyone who has anything to do with religion.
Here are just some ways that local ministries can use the 1999 Yearbook:
- You want to send relief to disaster victims in another state. You locate the name and
contact numbers of that states ecumenical or interfaith council, which tells you
whats needed and where.
- You want to establish or update your youth ministry. You can make contact with 40
ecumenical agencies who can provide information on what works. The 1999 Yearbook
includes a similar index to homelessness/shelter ministries, interfaith dialogue and faith
- You want to help a young church member pursue a vocational call. The Yearbook
provides a complete listing of schools and seminaries with denominational affiliations
along with many interdenominational seminaries.
- You want to increase per capita giving in your church. The Yearbook provides the
pattern in your denomination and in others.
- You are looking for help with church management, liturgical renewal, church growth and
evangelism, justice and relief ministries, stewardship, conference management or any
number of ministry-related needs. You thumb through the Yearbooks directory
of U.S. and Canadian cooperative organizations for sources of help.
- You want to plan an interfaith event. The Yearbook calendar helps you avoid a
conflict with Islamic, Jewish even holy days of other Christian streams.
The 1999 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches is published by Abingdon
Press, Nashville, Tenn., and available for U.S.$35 (including shipping) through the
NCCs Yearbook Office (212-870-2031) and at local bookstores across the United
States and Canada.
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