LifeBrook is a trans-denominational ministry committed to providing programs and materials designed to help the Church Universal better navigate the changing waters of the spiritual and social landscape in 21st Century America.
As the Body of Christ finds its way in our post-modern, post-Christian culture, we will continue to see major changes in the way the Church goes about its business. In addition to shifts in organizational structure and a reduced role of the ordained clergy, the churches that survive will be the ones that are innovative, transformative, and incarnational.
Through innovative educational and service projects, LifeBrook seeks to assist congregations and other faith-based groups develop and implement missional strategies that meet what we have come to describe as “The Seven Callings of Continuing Incarnation.” Briefly stated, these callings are:
The Calling to Consecration
The Calling to Connection
The Calling to Comprehension
The Calling to Character
The Calling to Community
The Calling to Compassion
The Calling to Contribution
If the Church is to reach the growing post-Christian culture in ways that are relevant and effective, several things must be seen with clarity and focus. First, the primary question that must be answered is not, “How can we evangelize these people?” Instead, the relevant question must be, “How can I help you?” It is through this sort of proactive Christian service that the Church’s evangelistic witness can be best fostered. Secondly, the Church must reconsider how it can best present the truths of the faith in new wineskins that are more relevant to the world in which now live, move, and have our being.
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L.D. Turner is the founder and President of LifeBrook. He holds a MBA with specialization in Management and Business Communications. In addition, he has a Masters Degree in Sociology with a concentration in the Sociology of Religion and a Doctorate in Social Psychology. Dr. Turner has over 30 years experience as a manager, counselor, trainer, teacher, life coach and writer. He has worked in business, social service, educational and media settings and has served as a consultant to many organizations both in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Turner has authored numerous articles on a wide range of topics related to spirituality. Most recently, he has returned from five years living in China where he taught formal classes and conducted trainings in universities and business settings. In 2001 Dr. Turner was awarded the prestigious Guangdong Friendship Award by the Chinese Government for meritorious service to the educational and economic development of Guangdong Province. Dr. Turner, his wife Li and daughter Salina reside in Lincoln County Tennessee.