Item description for Teaching Minister by Clark M. Williamson & Ronald J. Allen...
Overview The authors says the clergy, regardless of their appointment (as parish clergy or judicatory executives, for example), should understand themselves primary as teachers of the Christian faith. They claim it is both wrong and disadvantageous to mainline churches when clergy act as administrators or psychotherapists or in any other way that is fundamentally different from acting as a teacher. The first half of the book shows the urgency of recovering the understanding of ministry and demonstrates that the church has always witnessed to the importance of teaching as an indispensable component of ministry and of the life of faith itself. The latter half of the book provides examples of how the primary role of teaching can be used in the church.
With concise and practical guidelines for recovering the identity of the church, Clark Williamson and Ronald Allen demonstrate that the central task of ministry is teaching the Christian faith. The authors believe that how well ministers understand what is required of them and how well they do what is required of them is part of the problem of churches today, as well as part of the solution.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.12" Width: 6.16" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Sep 19, 1996
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664251749 ISBN13 9780664251741
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More About Clark M. Williamson & Ronald J. Allen
Clark M. Williamson is Indiana Professor of Christian Thought Emeritus at Christian Theological Seminary.
Clark M. Williamson currently resides in the state of Indiana.