Pastoral Politics

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EVERY CHURCH HAVING TROUBLE WITH ITS PASTOR SHOULD READ THIS BOOK!

Does it seem to you that ministers just  don't say in pastorates as log as they used to? While some would assert that forced pastoral exist are on the rise, author John Gilmore believes that pastoral exist are more than a current trend-they are a historical phenomenon.

 

Pastoral Politics addresses the many issues related to why pastor move from one church to another. ...

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Overview

EVERY CHURCH HAVING TROUBLE WITH ITS PASTOR SHOULD READ THIS BOOK!

Does it seem to you that ministers just  don't say in pastorates as log as they used to? While some would assert that forced pastoral exist are on the rise, author John Gilmore believes that pastoral exist are more than a current trend-they are a historical phenomenon.

 

Pastoral Politics addresses the many issues related to why pastor move from one church to another. No other book on the market has taken the trouble to delve into church history and personal testimonies to find those forgotten cases of famous and lesser-known pushed-out pastors-to see what went wrong and why.

EVERY PASTOR WHO HAS FELT NUDGE TO LEAVE Q CURCH SHOULD READ THIS BOOK!

Dr. Gilmore deals with thorny subjects concerning when ministers should leave and when"principled-protest resignations" are necessary. A key feature of Pastoral Politics is its ability to see good and genuine humor in grueling experiences.

Pastoral Politics is not a grudge-book, nor is it a payback book for current and past mistreatment. The book provides the church board and the pastor valuable insights-theologically, psychologically and procedurally-enabling  pastors and members to be more flexible and charitable. The book is necessary reading for church board members, seminary students and every pastor who has and could face the prospects of moving on.

 

 

 

 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899573588
  • Publisher: AMG Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr.John Gilmore has thirty-six years of pastoral experience and has served as Professor of Philosophy and religion at Wilkes University. Currently, John conducts clinics around the country called "Seminars for Curious Christians" and has recently accepted the post of Adjunct Professor of Theology at the newly formed seminary, Wellspring School of Theology in suburban Cincinnati, OH. John has five other published books to his credit, including Probing Heaven: Key Questions on the Hereafter and Ambushed at Sunset: Coping with Mature Adult Temptations. John and his wife Roberta reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

C O N T E N T S

     

FOREWORD   VIII

PREFACE  XI

INTRODUCTION  XV

 

1.     Migrant Workers, Upright Work  1

2.     Principled and Protest Resignations  11

3.     Resignation: To or from?  31

4.     Famous Prophetic Exists 

        (And Infamous Methods against Modern Prophets)   51

5.     Noteworthy Resignations in Church History  73

6.     "Pastor, I Get Kick Out of You!":

        The Dynamics of resignation  97

7.     Good Riddance or Good Fit?  117

8.     When Sweet Turns Sour  133

9.     Hang Time: How Long Should One Stay?  155

10    High-Risk Occupation

        (We Never Promised You a Rose garden!)  171

11     Clergy Control or Church Control:

         A Survey of Church Polity  191

12.    Conclusion: Life Ahead, Looking Forward  211

"BLEST BE THE TIE THAT BINDS"  222

APPENDIX 1: "COMMIT THOU ALL THAT GRIEVES THEE"  223

APPENDIX 2: PROTEST RESIGNATIONS AS THEY APPLY TO PASTORS  225

RESOURCES AND FURTHER READING  230

SUBJECT INDEX  233

 

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2003

    Beyond the ecclesiastical smoke screen this book looks at the dynamics of what leads to parting between shepherds and flocks.

    Every denominational governing style is given consideration in the stressful ruptures that pepper church histories. Pastoral Politics is an analysis of published and private case studies in ministry posts where pressure to leave is palpable. Pointed recommendations are suggested to avoid ugly endings to service time. Lessons for church boards and pastors alike make this book a useful text on the seminary and parish levels.

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