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Your Calling As an Elder (Your Calling As...) [Paperback]

By Gary Straub (Author)
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New elders and veteran leaders alike will find wisdom, biblical guidance, and useful suggestions in Gary Straub's examination of the crucial role of elders in Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations. This simple and easy to read overview of Disciples eldership examines the nature of the office and describes its responsibilities and challenges. It emphasizes the importance of spirituality in the lives of elders. Straub beckons elders to embark on their leadership adventure together, fortifying their leadership through prayer, learning, discussion, mutual accountability, and other paths to spiritual growth and encouragement. Their faithful eldership is a beacon for faithful congregations as elders' prayers become spiritual channels through which graces unfold in congregational life. That exciting prospect lies at the heart of eldership and of Straub's inspiring insights.

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New elders and veteran leaders alike will find wisdom, biblical guidance, and useful suggestions in Gary Straub's examination of the crucial role of elders in Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations. This simple and easy to read overview of Disciples eldership examines the nature of the office and describes its responsibilities and challenges. It emphasizes the importance of spirituality in the lives of elders. Straub beckons elders to embark on their leadership adventure together, fortifying their leadership through prayer, learning, discussion, mutual accountability, and other paths to spiritual growth and encouragement. Their faithful eldership is a beacon for faithful congregations as elders' prayers become spiritual channels through which graces unfold in congregational life. That exciting prospect lies at the heart of eldership and of Straub's inspiring insights.

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Studio: Chalice Press
Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.66" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.28"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Chalice Press
Series  Your Calling As  
ISBN  082724410X  
ISBN13  9780827244108  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! After serving three churches for 35 years and 11 interims, Gary Straub's current ministry adventure involves leadership consultations. After three Chalice Press books on leadership, his last 15 years have been devoted to serving with Bethany Fellows, an ecumenical coaching/mentoring ministry for young pastors during their first 5 years in the parish, where a 40% dropout rate prevails. Currently, Bethany Fellows enjoy a 90% retention rate. Straub has an undergraduate degree from Ozark Bible College, a Masters in Pastoral Care and Doctorate in Pastoral Psychology from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a Master of Theology from Princeton Seminary. A certified Spiritual Director with Shalem Institute, he is also a credentialed Valwood Leadership Coach. Gary presently conducts strategic ministry consultations, retreats and workshops, search process conversations, prayer days and spirituality seminars. Straub has been married for more than 40 years to Geneva, a psychiatric nurse with extensive background in family and addiction counseling. They are active members of Middletown Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Their two grown daughters also live in Louisville, with assorted dogs, cats and 3 grandchildren.

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