Acts II to two acts : one pastor's journey home from church growth frustration to prayer and proclamation faith

Full Title
Acts II to two acts : one pastor's journey home from church growth frustration to prayer and proclamation faith
Author
Jonathan C Brownson
Abstract
This project is a personal and pastoral invitation to church leaders to devote themselves to prayer and a ministry of the word as the central task of their vocation.

Chapter one begins with "hard feelings." This chapter does not market a plan for a perfect church and pastor. Instead, it describes.

Chapter two supplements autobiographical method with group process and family systems analysis. It documents the first two years of one new pastorate where the pastor intentionally focuses on prayer and proclamation.

Chapter three suggests it wouldn't be right for pastors and parishioners to turn away from focusing on a ministry of the Word.

Chapter four joins word ministry with a waiting ministry inviting pastors, parents and parishioners to pray. Ethnographic interviews "field test" the claims of this chapter.

Finally, chapter five concludes with not the least, priests. It invites church leaders to become not successes, but successors of those who have gone before them. Christologically, biblically, historically and autobiographically this chapter suggests that church leaders have already had their work cut out for them. They must, the chapter contends, preach and pray because it is what Jesus does, what the bible mandates, what his followers continue and what many ordained pastors have promised
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
George Brown
Stanley A Rock
Language
English
Date
2001
Number of Pages
180
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