(Ad-)ministering in the body of Christ

Full Title
(Ad-)ministering in the body of Christ
Author
William C Bartlett
Abstract
H Richard Niebuhr described the vocation of church leaders as being "the perplexed profession". Church leaders have never been able to package neatly the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, their responsive servanthood, the omniscience of God, and the ecclesiastical hierarchy necessary for a local church to present to the world the gospel of Jesus Christ in the fashion it deserves. This paper identifies the problem; examines organizational models of local churches; presents one model which is biblical, faithful, and organizationally effective; and provides a practical, easy-to-use manual which administers a local parish with the emphasis on ministry.
Degree Granting Institution
Language
English
Date
1988
Number of Pages
119