Ministry by the Book New Testament Patterns for Pastoral Leadership

ISBN-10: 0830838597
ISBN-13: 9780830838592
Edition: 2009
Authors: Derek Tidball
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Description: Focusing on pastoral leadership within local churches or groups of churches, Derek Tidball provides a comprehensive survey of the variety of ministry models and patterns found in the New Testament with applications for today's ministry.

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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 6/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 277
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

Focusing on pastoral leadership within local churches or groups of churches, Derek Tidball provides a comprehensive survey of the variety of ministry models and patterns found in the New Testament with applications for today's ministry.

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Introduction
Matthew: ministry in a divided church: The ministry of wise instruction
Matthew and his readers
Church and ministry in Matthew: the wide perspective
Ministry in Matthew: his specific contribution
The challenge of the scribe
The temptations of the scribe
Conclusion
Mark: ministry in an oppressed culture: The ministry of kingdom emissaries
The ministry of Jesus
The ministry of the disciples
Conclusion
Luke: ministry in a graceless world: The ministry of apostolic compassion
Jesus: the model
The disciples: the sent ones
Conclusion
John: ministry in a spiritual desert: The ministry of the good shepherd
John and the church
John's varied imagery
The spiritual desert
The good shepherd
Conclusion
Acts: ministry in an emerging church: The ministry of community formation
The nature of church
Who were the leaders?
The appointment of leaders
The function of leaders
Paul's address to the elders at Ephesus (20:17-38)
Conclusion
Paul: ministry in an infant church: The ministry of a founding father
Approaching Paul
Paul as church planter and pastor: common themes
Paul as church planter and founding father: distinctive themes
Community formation
Other leaders: a briefer comment
Conclusion
Paul: ministry in a maturing church: The ministry of an apostolic teacher
Paul's appointment as apostle and teacher
Paul as teacher in Romans, Ephesians and Colossians
Paul's educational method
Other teachers
Conclusion
Paul: ministry in an aging church: The ministry of the elder statesman
The role of Paul
Paul and church leaders
Charisma versus institution
Conclusion
Hebrews: ministry in a faltering church: The ministry of a reflective practitioner
Hebrews as reflective practice
Church and leadership in Hebrews
Conclusion
James: ministry in a half-hearted church: The ministry of transparent wisdom
James's pastoral approach
James's pastoral context
James's theological depth
James's ecclesiastical perspective
Conclusion
1 Peter: ministry in a despised church: The ministry of a seasoned elder
Leadership in the church (5:1-4)
Priesthood of all believers (2:4-10)
The elder's pastoral strategy
Conclusion
John's letters: ministry in a compromised church: The ministry of experienced truth
The elder
The church as family
Compromise and boundaries
The theology of experienced truth
Conclusion
Jude, 2 Peter: ministry in an endangered church: The ministry of pastoral polemics
Common issues
Jude
2 Peter
Conclusion
Revelation: ministry in a hostile world: The ministry of prophetic proclamation
The church in Revelation
An overview of prophecy in Revelation
The relationships of the prophet
Prophets as pastors and teachers
Conclusion
Unity and diversity in New Testament ministry
What are the implications for the unity of the New Testament?
What are the implications for the individual minister?
What are the implications for denominational understanding of ministry?
What are the implications for an ecumenical understanding of ministry?
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index of Scripture references
Index of names and subjects

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