The Relational Pastor Paperback

Sharing in Christ by Sharing Ourselves

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Practical theologian Andrew Root gives wisdom to leaders looking to equip themselves to both relate and lead

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The Relational Pastor

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When is the last time you asked yourself hard questions about why you were pursuing certain relationships in your ministry? Could it be that the end game for many of us is not relationship per se but loyalty, adherence, even submission? The sheep in our flock become the means to our end: pastoring becomes less about the people of God and more about maintenance of the status quo-and, if we are willing to recognize it, the elevation of our pastoral status.

Here practical theologian Andy Root dissects relational ministry as we have come to understand it and searches for the seed of a more wholesome, more pastoral understanding of the relationships for which God has prepared the church: the place where, when two or more are gathered in his name, Christ is present.

The Relational Pastor by Andrew Root was published by IVP (USA) in April 2013. The ISBN for The Relational Pastor is 9780830841028.

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Contents

Preface
    Introduction
    New Energy, New Communications, New Consciousness . . . New Ministry
    Transitioning from the Pastor as Self-Help Entertainer
    Sipping the Sweet, Hard Liquor of Individualism
    All the Lonely People: The Field of the Personal
    What Is a Person?
    Empathy, It's a Spirit Thing
    Can I Read Your Mind?
    New Visions of Incarnational Ministry
    The Gift
    Sharing is More Than What You Learned in Kindergarten
    The Place Between
    A Quick Pauline Excursion: Sharing and Place in Paul—It's All About the In
    Will You Pray for Me?
    Vista: What This Looks Like and How Story, Teaching and Preaching Fits
    I've Got to Run the Church Don't I? Leadership as Letting Relationships Flow
Appendix: Practices from Relational Pastors

Endorsements

"I have long suspected the 'folk ecclesiology' of most evangelical churches could not support missional and/or incarnational ministry for the long haul. Andrew Root's The Relational Pastor helps me see this problem anew in a helpful way. In the process he points a way forward to a robust theology that grounds the church in our God who has become flesh in Jesus Christ. What this means for personhood, relationship and community is astounding. Thank you, Andrew Root. I needed this book."

Endorsement

"I have long suspected the 'folk ecclesiology' of most evangelical churches could not support missional and/or incarnational ministry for the long haul. Andrew Root's The Relational Pastor helps me see this problem anew in a helpful way. In the process he points a way forward to a robust theology that grounds the church in our God who has become flesh in Jesus Christ. What this means for personhood, relationship and community is astounding. Thank you, Andrew Root. I needed this book."

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Page last updated 2nd September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherIVP (USA) (April 2013)
Weight386g
Number of Pages254
Thickness20 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
ISBN9780830841028
ISBN-100830841024
Product Code4072205
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