Embracing shared ministry : power and status in the early church and why it matters toda

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Embracing shared ministry : power and status in the early church and why it matters toda

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Healthy church leadership based on the model of shared ministry in the early church

Social historian and pastor Joe Hellerman addresses issues of power and authority in the church—in the New Testament and in the church today—in a fresh, culturally nuanced way. The local church, Hellerman maintains, should be led and taught by a community of leaders who relate to one another first as brothers and sisters in Christ, and who function only secondarily—and only within the parameters of that primary relational context— as vision-casting, decision-making leaders for the broader church family. Unique among contemporary treatments of servant leadership, Hellerman interprets the biblical materials against the background of ancient Roman cultural values, in order to demonstrate a social context for ministry that will provide healthy checks and balances on the use of pastoral power and authority in our congregations.

ISBN

978-0825442643

Publication Date

9-6-2013

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Kregel Ministry

City

Grand Rapids

Keywords

Christian leadership, Authority

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Christianity | Leadership Studies

Comments

Introduction: charting our course together -- Power and authority in the Roman world: Putting people in their place -- Running the race for glory -- Power and status in Philippi -- Power and authority in the early church: Challenging the social status quo -- The humiliation of Christ -- When Jesus is not enough -- Power and authority in the church today: Stepping over the line -- The challenge of social context -- Recapturing Paul's cruciform vision for authentic Christian ministry

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