Moving from I to We: Recovering the Biblical Vision for Stewarding the Church

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If you think you?re frustrated with church leadership in America, imagine how God must feel. Dr. Paul R. Ford illumines key Scripture passages to exhort readers to go back to the Spirit-led form of leadership God intends for the accomplishment of his kingdom work. By proving that leadership in the body of Christ is to be a series of functions to be fulfilled by a group of people, not just key leaders, Ford inspires a collective sigh of relief and energizes us to move forward God?s way. What a difference that ...

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Moving from I to We: Recovering the Biblical Vision for Stewarding the Church

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If you think you’re frustrated with church leadership in America, imagine how God must feel. Dr. Paul R. Ford illumines key Scripture passages to exhort readers to go back to the Spirit-led form of leadership God intends for the accomplishment of his kingdom work. By proving that leadership in the body of Christ is to be a series of functions to be fulfilled by a group of people, not just key leaders, Ford inspires a collective sigh of relief and energizes us to move forward God’s way. What a difference that would make! Tyndale House Publishers

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  • ISBN-13: 9781612913902
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Dr. Paul R. Ford has helped more than ten thousand Christian leaders discover and fulfill who they are in Christ. An ordained pastor with ten-plus years of experience in church ministry, he has taught paradigm-busting body-life leadership principles to leaders and teams in eight cultures. Paul and his wife, Julie, are actively involved in church resource ministries and live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. To learn more, visit www.drpaulford.com.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 15

Part 1 Ezekiel's Vision of We

1 Kingdom Weather 27

2 Kingdom Calamity 47

3 Kingdom Clarity 69

Part 2 Royally Getting Off Track

4 The Cult of Rightness 109

5 The Cult of the Spotlight 141

6 The Cult of Strategies and Tactics 171

Part 3 Body-Life Leadership Applied

7 Accessing God's Creative Input 209

8 Tending to the Flock 241

9 Realizing God's Body-Life Vision 269

Appendix A Body-Building Roles and Spiritual Gifts 295

Appendix B Spiritual-Gifts Database 299

Appendix C What Is Your Ministry Burden or Passion? 311

About the Author 313

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