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Elders and Leaders: God's Plan for Leading the Church: A Biblical, Historical and Cultural Perspective

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In defining the "church," we tend to focus on the literal definition of the word ekklesia, which actually means an "assembly" or "congregation" of people. However, this definition is too narrow when we observe the way believers functioned in the New Testament world. Biblical writers used the word to describe Christians whether they were gathered for worship and practicing certain rituals or scattered throughout a particular community-in their homes, at work, shopping, visiting relatives, or recreating at the local spa. Furthermore, each believing family in a given community, ideally speaking, was to be the "church in miniature" and the father the primary spiritual leader (1 Timothy 3:4-5). In order to understand the scriptural meaning of the local church, we must think in terms of people in relationship-not structures, not meeting places, not buildings. New Testament writers used three basic concepts almost exclusively to describe the church as God's people in community. They were called disciples, brothers, and saints.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802410573
Foreword:
Smith, Brad
Foreword:
Buford, Bob
Foreword by:
Smith, Brad
Foreword by:
Buford, Bob
Foreword:
Smith, Brad
Foreword:
Buford, Bob
Author:
Smith, Brad
Author:
Getz, Gene A.
Author:
Buford, Bob
Author:
Getz, Gene
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Church Administration
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Christian leadership
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Life - General
Subject:
REL108030
Subject:
Leadership -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Subject:
Christian leadership -- Biblical teaching.
Subject:
Christianity-Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
mis. 1168
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 1.35 lb

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"Synopsis" by , HIGHLIGHTS- Tackles a sensitive topic with thorough scholarship and practical wisdom.- Will appeal to a broad audience of people sensing the need for direction for their church.- A perfect resource for the emerging generation of church leaders as they confront the complex challenges of a postmodern culture.
"Synopsis" by , Getz tackles a sensitive topic with thorough scholarship and practical wisdom. This title will appeal to a broad audience of people sensing the need for direction for their church.
"Synopsis" by ,

Unravel the mystery and alleviate the confusion surrounding the critical topic of church leadership and the role of elders. A practical guide founded on biblical insight.

"Synopsis" by , For elders and other church leaders who sense the need for direction for their church, this book tackles a sensitive topic with thorough scholarship and practical wisdom. An ideal resource for the emerging generation of church leaders as they confront the complex challenges of a postmodern culture.
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