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A Pastoral Rule For Today: Reviving An Ancient Practice

Paperback|May 2019
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:The pastoral office has always been a difficult calling. Today, the pastor is often asked to fulfill multiple roles: preacher, teacher, therapist, administrator, CEO. How can pastors thrive amid such demands? What is needed is a contemporary pastoral rule:...


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:The pastoral office has always been a difficult calling. Today, the pastor is often asked to fulfill multiple roles: preacher, teacher, therapist, administrator, CEO. How can pastors thrive amid such demands? What is needed is a contemporary pastoral rule: a pattern for ministry that both encourages pastors and enables them to focus on what is most important in their pastoral task. This book, coauthored by three experts with decades of practical experience, explains how relying on a pastoral rule has benefited communities throughout the church's history and how such rules have functioned in the lives and work of figures such as Augustine, Calvin, Wesley, and Bonhoeffer. It also provides concrete advice on how pastors can develop and keep a rule that will help both them and their congregations to flourish.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 528242
  • Product Code 9780830852345
  • ISBN 0830852344
  • EAN 9780830852345
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category Church Leadership
  • Publisher Ivp Academic
  • Publication Date May 2019
  • Sales Rank 23121
  • Dimensions 226 x 149 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.290kg

Jerry Andrews

Jerry Andrews (PhD, University of Chicago) is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in San Diego, California. He graduated from the Detroit Bible College (BRE), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MDiv), Princeton Theological Seminary (ThM), the University of Pittsburgh (MA in Classics), and the University of Chicago (PhD in the Ancient Mediterranean World).

John Burgess

Professor John Burgess: Director, Employment Studies Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia.

  • :acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Why Pastors Need A Rule
  • 1. The Grace Of Theological Friendships: Augustine
  • 2. "the Work Of Obedience": Benedict
  • 3. The Holiness That Stoops To Serve: Gregory The Great
  • 4. "all The Ministers Shall Meet Together": John Calvin
  • 5. Choosing Your Words Carefully: John Wesley
  • 6. The Pastor's Study: John Henry Newman
  • 7. The Gift Of Physical Presence: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • 8. A Contemporary Pastoral Rule
  • Conclusion: Developing And Practicing A Pastoral Rule
  • Scripture Index

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