The Soul Of Ministry / Edition 1

The Soul Of Ministry / Edition 1

by Ray S. Anderson
     
 

Ray Anderson offers an inspiring call for Christian leaders to view Jesus as a model for their own ministry today. The Soul of Ministry explores the idea of ministry across denominations and discovers its soul in God's love for the world. Designed for pastors of all denominations, this book combines social biblical theology with numerous real-life anecdotes

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Ray Anderson offers an inspiring call for Christian leaders to view Jesus as a model for their own ministry today. The Soul of Ministry explores the idea of ministry across denominations and discovers its soul in God's love for the world. Designed for pastors of all denominations, this book combines social biblical theology with numerous real-life anecdotes from Anderson's teaching and ministry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664257446
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
923,990
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IMinistry as Theological Task1
1Ministry as Theological Discovery3
2Ministry as Theological Discernment10
3Ministry as Theological Innovation17
4Ministry as Theological Praxis25
Pt. IIGod's Ministry in Covenant and Creation33
5The Word of God Which Creates the Response35
6The Grace of God Which Presupposes Barrenness43
7The Covenant of God Which Precedes Creation52
8The Sabbath of God Which Renews and Restores60
Pt. IIIJesus' Ministry to the Father on Behalf of the World67
9The Baptism of Jesus into Messianic Ministry69
10Jesus as the Servant of the Father on Behalf of the World78
11Jesus as Sent to the World on Behalf of the Father87
12The Resurrection and Justification of Jesus as the Verdict of the Father97
Pt. IVThe Spirit's Ministry through Jesus for the Sake of the Church107
13Pentecost as Empowerment for Ministry109
14The Praxis of the Spirit as Liberation for Ministry117
15The Charisma of the Spirit and the Gift of Ministry129
16The Church as the Formation of Christ in the World137
Pt. VThe Church's Ministry to the World on Behalf of Jesus145
17The Ministry of the Church as an Apostolic Community147
18The Ministry of the Church as a Community in Mission156
19The Ministry of the Church as a Sacrament of Forgiveness and Healing166
20The Ministry of the Church as the Advocate for the Abused and Oppressed176
Pt. VILeading God's People in the Ministry of Christ187
21Leaders Who Abuse: The Misuse of Power189
22The Ministry of Servant Leadership197
23Churches That Abuse: Domestic Disorder in the Family of God205
24The Ministry of Care and Community213
Notes225
Bibliography257
Index of Names and Subjects265

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