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PastorPower [Paperback]

By Martha Ellen Stortz (Author)
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In the practice of their daily ministy, clergy exercise three types of power: Power Over; Power Within; and Power With. Stortz gives case studies illustrating these forms of powers and, through a series of questions and exercises, explores the implications of power for both the clergy and lay groups.

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Power is a persistent topic of conversation in circles both sacred and secular. Yet, how are those who follow a crucified Christ, one "whose strength was made perfect in weakness," to think about power?

Martha Ellen Stortz presents an important volume for all those who lead or would lead in the ministry of the church. She lays an ecumenical groundwork for understanding ministry and authority, then systematically examines the different dimensions of power inherent in both: power over -- or coercive power; power within -- or charismatic power; and power with -- or coactive power. Through case studies and in-depth discussions, Stortz offers guidance for balancing these three dimensions of power in one's own ministry, enabling readers to recognize their own gifts or liabilities and shape their leadership styles to reflect the image of Christ.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Abingdon Press
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.62" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.43 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 1993
Publisher   Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN  068708671X  
ISBN13  9780687086719  

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More About Martha Ellen Stortz

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Martha Ellen Stortz is professor of historical theology and ethics at Pacific Lutheran Seminary, a branch of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She is a layperson in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is widely respected for her speaking and teaching in the church. She is the author of PastorPower: Power and Leadership in Ministry.

Martha Ellen Stortz currently resides in the state of California. Martha Ellen Stortz was born in 1952.

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