The Shepherd Leader: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church

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Leaders in the church are called to be shepherds, not a board of directors. This requires involvement in a personal shepherding ministry among the people. The Shepherd Leader unpacks the four primary ministries of shepherds-knowing, feeding, leading, and protecting-on macro (church-wide) and micro (personal) levels, providing seven elements to be incorporated into an effective shepherding plan.

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Overview

Leaders in the church are called to be shepherds, not a board of directors. This requires involvement in a personal shepherding ministry among the people. The Shepherd Leader unpacks the four primary ministries of shepherds-knowing, feeding, leading, and protecting-on macro (church-wide) and micro (personal) levels, providing seven elements to be incorporated into an effective shepherding plan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596381315
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 534,615
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Biblical and Historical Foundations

1 Not a New Idea: Old Testament Themes 11

2 Fulfillment: The Good Shepherd and the Apostolic Imperative 29

3 Lost and Found: Where Did All the Shepherds Go? 45

4 The Shepherd's Biblical Right to Lead: A Few Words about Authority 75

Part 2 So What's a Shepherd to Do? A Comprehensive Matrix for Ministry

5 Shepherds Know the Sheep 107

6 Shepherds Feed the Sheep 139

7 Shepherds Lead the Sheep 155

8 Shepherds Protect the Sheep 169

Part 3 Putting it all Together

9 Seven Essential Elements of an Effective Shepherding Ministry 193

10 Implications of Having a Shepherding Ministry 225

11 Let's Get Started! Suggestions for Implementation 241

Conclusion 247

Appendix A Additional Resources 251

Appendix B "Arguments against Term Eldership" John Murray 255

Index of Scripture 263

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