Servantship: Sixteen Servants on the Four Movements of Radical Servantship

Servantship: Sixteen Servants on the Four Movements of Radical Servantship

by Graham Joseph Hill, Lance Ford

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Overview

Servantship is essentially about following our Lord Jesus Christ, the servant Lord, and his mission--it is a life of discipleship to him, patterned after his self-emptying, humility, sacrifice, love, values, and mission. Servantship is humbly valuing others more than yourself, and looking out for the interests and wellbeing of others. Servantship is the cultivation of the same attitude of mind Christ Jesus had: making yourself nothing, being a servant, humbling yourself, and submitting yourself to the will and purposes of the triune God. Since servantship is the imitation of Christ, it involves an unreserved participation in the missio Dei--the Trinitarian mission of God. In this pioneering work, sixteen servants describe the four movements of radical servantship. Servantship is the movement 1.from leadership to radical servantship; 2.from shallowness to dynamic theological reflection; 3.from theories to courageous practices; and 4.from forgetfulness to transforming memory. Servantship recognizes, in word, thought, and deed, that "whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630870119
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/10/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 324
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Graham Hill (PhD, Flinders University) is Research Coordinator at Stirling Theological College (University of Divinity) in Melbourne, Australia. Graham has planted and pastored churches and been in theological education for twenty years. He is the author or editor of ten books including Global Church, Healing Our Broken Humanity, and Salt, Light and a City. Graham also directs TheGlobalChurchProject.com.
Graham Hill (PhD, Flinders University) is Research Coordinator at Stirling Theological College (University of Divinity) in Melbourne, Australia. Graham has planted and pastored churches and been in theological education for twenty years. He is the author or editor of ten books including Global Church, Healing Our Broken Humanity, and Salt, Light and a City. Graham also directs TheGlobalChurchProject.com.





Table of Contents

Contributors xi

Foreword Lance Ford xv

1 The Theology and Practices of Self-Emptying, Missional Servantship Graham Hill 1

Movement 1 From Leadership to Radical Servantship

2 For the Son of Man Did Not Come to Lead, but to Be Led: Matthew 20:20-28 and Royal Service Darrell Jackson 15

3 Nothing Leadership: The Locus of Missional Servantship Roger Helland 32

4 Sacrifice and Succession: Rethinking Servantship and Missional Community Simon G. Rattray 42

Movement 2 From Shallowness to Dynamic Theological Reflection

5 Forming a Missional and Trinitarian Church Graeme Anderson 63

6 Participating in God's Mission Christine Redwood 75

7 Responding to the Missional Context Lynette Edge 85

8 Exploring Theological Bearings Paul Winch 97

9 Seeing Mission as Organizing Function Grae McWhirter 111

10 Recalibrating Church in Post-Christendom Peter Ong 123

11 Considering Emerging Innovations Jim Collins 135

12 Rediscovering Community Steven Rodda 147

Movement 3 From Theories to Courageous Practices

13 Shaping Missional Churches and Associations Graham Hill 165

14 Deepening Discipleship Graeme Anderson 178

15 Nurturing Missional Modes of Servantship Christine Redwood 190

16 Exploring Servantship and Cultural Shifts Jamie Freeman 201

17 Welcoming Multiculturalism Christine McGowan 211

18 Cultivating Narrative and Storytelling Christine Redwood 222

19 Disturbing the Present and the Status Quo Lynette Edge 232

20 Challenging Cyber-spaces Paul Winch 243

Movement 4 From Forgetfulness to Transforming Memory

21 Caring for the Broken and the Vulnerable John McKittrick 257

22 Epilogue: Following Our Servant Lord and His Mission Graham Hill 291

Bibliography 293

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