Important-sounding titles abound in today’s church, but a title means nothing until someone of authority speaks to its responsibilities, authority, and accountability. Valerie Brown discusses the usage of various titles by church leaders across denominational lines, and clarifies how leadership functions must qualify and validate leadership titles. What’s in a Title? attempts to refocus the church away from the issues that distract it from concentrating on the real reasons leadership exist to further the kingdom of God, and not man. Church leaders will benefit from the explanation of ways to maintain strong ethics, and its discussions on the roles leaders need to establish to do God’s work. Church members will benefit from the clarity of what is going on in church leadership today.
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About the Author
Dr. Valerie K. Brown, teaches Church Administration and Finance at the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia. She holds a doctorate degree in management from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Brown is a certified CPA and has worked with the accounting Firm Arthur Anderson in Washington, DC. She was president and founder of Valerie K. Brown, CPA PC for over 15 years, with a client base primarily of churches and clergy, assisting them in training their leadership on roles and responsibilities, and setting up financial accounting systems. Currently, Dr. Brown serves as executive pastor of Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, where she lives with her husband, senior pastor K im Walkter Brown, author of Marriage Talk.
Table of Contents
1. Leadership is a Calling and a Gift From God
2. What's in a Title?
3. Leaders Are Not Defined by Their Titles?
4. I've Been Called...But to Do What?
5. Be Accountable for Your Actions
6. Follow the Leader...It's Not a Game!
Appendix I: Comparison of Church Titles to Secular Counterparts
Appendix II: Questions for Group Discussion
Appendix III: Case Study
Male and Female; ages 30-70; ministry leaders; pastors; church leadership
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A nice, brief, yet intelligently informative book about titles in the church. What does a title really mean? Who am I? Who are you? Where does God fit in when it comes to titles? There is so much confusion in the Kingdom of God; Valerie Brown answers all of these questions and so much more in this timeless piece of literature.