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God's Potters (Pulpit And Pew Series)

Jackson W Carroll

God's Potters (Pulpit And Pew Series)

Jackson W Carroll

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In this important and comprehensive study, Jackson Carroll considers the many factors - the changing roles of clergy and laypeople, the opening of ordination to women, and the increasing shortage of clergy, among others - that shape the work of 21st century congregations and clergy.

- Publisher Pastoral ministry is an occupation in flux. In this comprehensive study Jackson Carroll considers the many factors -- changing roles among clergy and laypeople, the opening of ordination to women, an increasing shortage of clergy, and more -- that are shaping congregations and ministers today. Building on Paul's image of Christians as "clay jars," Carroll paints a portrait of "God's potters" -- pastors whose calling is to form their congregational jars so that they reveal rather than hide God's treasure. A veteran clergy watcher, Carroll uses data from what is likely the most representative survey of Protestant and Catholic clergy ever undertaken, as well as focus group interviews and congregational responses, to take a hard look at who is doing ministry today, what it involves, and how pastors are faring in leading their congregations. Significantly, his study covers clergy from a broad range of traditions -- Catholic, mainline Protestant, conservative Protestant, and historic black churches. Replete with pertinent tables and figures, "God's Potters" culminates with specific strategies for strengthening pastoral leadership and nurturing excellence in ministry.

- Publisher Jackson W. Carroll is the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor Emeritus of Religion and Society and recently retired as director of Pulpit & Pew: Research on Pastoral Leadership at Duke Divinity School. An ordained United Methodist minister, he is also the author of such books as Bridging Divided Worlds: Generational Cultures in Congregations (coauthored with Wade Clark Roof) and Mainline to the Future: Congregations for the 21st Century.

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In this important and comprehensive study, Jackson Carroll considers the many factors - the changing roles of clergy and laypeople, the opening of ordination to women, and the increasing shortage of clergy, among others - that shape the work of 21st century congregations and clergy.
- Publisher

Pastoral ministry is an occupation in flux. In this comprehensive study Jackson Carroll considers the many factors -- changing roles among clergy and laypeople, the opening of ordination to women, an increasing shortage of clergy, and more -- that are shaping congregations and ministers today. Building on Paul's image of Christians as "clay jars," Carroll paints a portrait of "God's potters" -- pastors whose calling is to form their congregational jars so that they reveal rather than hide God's treasure. A veteran clergy watcher, Carroll uses data from what is likely the most representative survey of Protestant and Catholic clergy ever undertaken, as well as focus group interviews and congregational responses, to take a hard look at who is doing ministry today, what it involves, and how pastors are faring in leading their congregations. Significantly, his study covers clergy from a broad range of traditions -- Catholic, mainline Protestant, conservative Protestant, and historic black churches. Replete with pertinent tables and figures, "God's Potters" culminates with specific strategies for strengthening pastoral leadership and nurturing excellence in ministry.
- Publisher

Jackson W. Carroll is the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor Emeritus of Religion and Society and recently retired as director of Pulpit & Pew: Research on Pastoral Leadership at Duke Divinity School. An ordained United Methodist minister, he is also the author of such books as Bridging Divided Worlds: Generational Cultures in Congregations (coauthored with Wade Clark Roof) and Mainline to the Future: Congregations for the 21st Century.
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Jackson W Carroll

Jackson W. Carroll is Williams Professor Emeritus of Religion and Society at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Carroll is author, coauthor, or editor of fourteen books and numerous articles, and he has lectured widely, both in the United States and abroad.

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  • Catalogue Code 243485
  • Product Code 0802863205
  • EAN 9780802863201
  • Pages 312
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category Church Leadership
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Mar 2006
  • Sales Rank #26417
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.453kg

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