Search Results for ministry-in-the-image-of-god

Stephen Seamands demonstrates how a fully orbed theology of the Trinity transforms our perception and practice of vocational ministry.

Author: Stephen Seamands

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830876358

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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Merit winner in the 2006 Christianity Today Book Awards! "As the Father has sent me, so I send you." Those of us called to Christian ministry are commissioned and sent by Jesus, just as he himself was called and sent by the Father. Thus we naturally pattern our ministries after Christ's example. But distinctively Christian service involves the Spirit as well, just as Jesus himself accomplished his ministry in the power of the Spirit. Thus the whole Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit--gives shape to truly authentic Christian ministry. Though as Christians we all affirm the doctrine of the Trinity, many of us might struggle to explain how understanding the Trinity could actually shape our ministry. Stephen Seamands demonstrates how a fully orbed theology of the Trinity transforms our perception and practice of vocational ministry. Theological concepts like relationality and perichoresis have direct relevance to pastoral life and work, especially in unfolding a trinitarian approach to relationships, service and mission. A thoroughly trinitarian outlook provides the fuel for our ministry "of Jesus Christ, to the Father, through the Holy Spirit, on behalf of the church and the world." Essential reading for pastors, parachurch workers, counselors, missionaries, youth ministers and all who are called to any vocation of Christian ministry.
2009-09-20 By Stephen Seamands

The image of God is imagined as expressed in the successful ministry of white suburban churches. The flourishing of God's image in the context of evangelical ministry is determined by approximation to whiteness.

Author: Beth Felker Jones

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830899609

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Humans are created in the image of God, yet by choosing to rebel against God we become unfaithful bearers of his image. But Jesus, who is the image of God, restores the divine image in us. At the intersection of theology and culture, these essays offer a unified vision of what it means to be truly human and created in the divine image in the world today.
2016-03-18 By Beth Felker Jones

4:12). aaron will be Moses's partner in speaking, and god promises to help both Moses and aaron to speak and to teach ... The incident provides a memorable image of “ministry in the presence of god and in partnership with god,” since ...

Author: John Jefferson Davis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498202053

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Practicing Ministry in the Presence of God presents a new paradigm for church ministry--one that is based on fundamental truths of the Christian faith such as the Trinity, union with Christ, and the "already" presence of the Holy Spirit in the church. This new paradigm can help busy pastors avoid "burnout" in the ministry and model Trinitarian, New Testament patterns of ministry to their people. Practicing Ministry in the Presence of God reflects the best of recent New Testament scholarship, sensitivity to the contexts of globalized postmodern cultures dominated by digital media, and practical applications for Christian life, discipleship, worship, and mission.
2015-07-13 By John Jefferson Davis

Marriage is “rooted in God's creative act of making humanity in his image as male and female. ... throughout the remainder of the chapter, we'll unpack the implications of these theological truths for the practice of student ministry.

Author: Tim McKnight

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781462773374

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Teenagers are not a lost cause; they need wise leaders to help them along in their faith journeys. In Navigating Student Ministry, veteran student ministers with more than one hundred years of combined experience guide others through the often-challenging aspects of ministering to young people. This multi-contributor introductory textbook helps both those discerning a call to student ministry and those already invested in students. Editor Tim McKnight has crafted a book that can serve as both a topical resource and a comprehensive manual for those in the fun, exhausting, and eternally rewarding realm of student ministry.
2022-03-01 By Tim McKnight

human acceptance of God's invitation to be in relationship with the Divine.1 As mentioned earlier, ... the priest as another Christ (alter Christus). at image has evolved since the Second Vatican Council's “Decree on the Ministry and Life.

Author: Gaillardetz, Richard R.

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608339242

Category: Religion


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2022-04-20 By Gaillardetz, Richard R.

Without this birth there can be no likeness . Thousands in a profession are pleasing themselves with head ... God has appointed the ministry of the gospel as the means of bringing God's elect to the image and likeness of Christ .

Author: William HUNTINGTON (S.S.)


ISBN: BL:A0019979620


Page: 136

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The mortal puts on immortality when the minister preaches** I know that my Redeemer liveth . ” — Prebendary Jackson . IMAGE.- The Christian Worships no God hath chosen the folly of the world — those among Christians whose lives Fere ...

Author: Select thoughts


ISBN: OXFORD:590894675



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1875 By Select thoughts

We learn by watching what God did in His earthly ministry, then copying those things into our own lives and into the corporate life of the church. The church's primary goal is to see people become fully developed and mature believers.

Author: Sterling T Clifton

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781622120901

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Human communication is often difficult and confusing, and never more so than when we consider the Holy Bible. Written by a series of human writers across thousands of years, many find it difficult and confusing as well. But God in His wisdom gave a key to understanding within the text itself. God used the biblical writers to paint word pictures or images to help us more fully understand His message of love and His plan for our salvation. This book is about those images, which can help readers find fresh tools to deepen and enrich their Christian walk. Take the journey and experience The Images of God.
2016-02-01 By Sterling T Clifton

Weiser describes two types of depressive ministers : higher functioning and lower functioning . ... Image of God Depressive ministers tend to view God as all - powerful as well as merciless at times , and themselves as insignificant and ...

Author: Len Sperry

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814627234

Category: Psychology

Page: 124

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Ministry impairment seems to be increasingly problematic for the Church today. While the minister's personality or character are typically the focus of media attention, impairment is also influenced by organizational dynamics such as the recruitment and promotion policies of the religious organization as well as its culture and structure. Ministry and Community highlights the interplay of personality dynamics and organizational dynamics for eight of the most common forms of ministry impairment and shows how they can be recognized, treated, and prevented. In Ministry and Community Len Sperry looks at the dynamics underlying and supporting narcissistic behavior, sexual abusing behavior, psychopathic behavior, borderline behavior, depressive behavior, obsessive-compulsive behavior, manic-depressive behavior, and passive-aggressive behavior in ministry personnel. He then describes a number of effective strategies that can modify these individual and organizational dynamics. Rather than affix blame on ministers or the Church, this book offers a series of observations on concerns faced by the Church and provides suggestions for addressing these concerns. Ministry and Community offers a measure of hopefulness about the prospects for professional ministry in the Church. These suggestions include specific criterion for determining fitness for ministry, guidelines for realistically appraising ministry performance, and specific indications and contraindications for psychotherapy and other psychiatric interventions. Chapters are "Ministry and Community Today: An Overview," "Narcissistic Behavior in Ministry," "Sexually-Abusing Behavior in Ministry," "Psychopathic Behavior in Ministry," "Borderline Behavior in Ministry," "Manic-Depressive Behavior in Ministry," "Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Ministry," "Depressive Behavior in Ministry," "Passive-Aggressive Behavior in Ministry," "From Healing to Wholeness in Ministry and Community," and "Fitness for Ministry: Some Selection Criteria."?. . . a small but information-packed book that addresses preventing as well as dealing with crisis.? Crux?This little volume is a major service to those of us in the field.? The Priest?This is a ?must read? book for anyone in ministry who wants to help rather than be hurt by wounded people. . . . Even the appendix is a ?must read.? ? Matthew Linn, S.J., Dennis Linn, Sheila Linn?Dr. Sperry's important work should be carefully read and studied by everyone in authority, but especially by bishops, major superiors of religious, and all those who are responsible for the lives of others. Dr. Sperry brings together the best insights of his field and applies them in a special way to those who minister in the Church so that they can serve better. It is indeed a major achievement.? Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B.
2000 By Len Sperry

The fulfilment of God's purpose in creation is expressed in his desire to 'make man in our image' (Gen. 1:26). One way of stating the goal of pastoral ministry, therefore, is the attempt to restore or to sustain the image of God in ...

Author: Margaret Ann Franklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000228137

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Originally published in 1986. The Force of the Feminine brings together the work of Christians from a number of denominations in examining different aspects of the task of converting the Church to the ‘feminine’. Women have by and large occupied a subordinate position within the Church: men have written the theology; in the majority of denominations only men have always been permitted to be priests or ministers. The book explores how to awaken individual Christians to the need to feminise Church structures and, further, the possible need to rethink the very notion of God. The Force of the Feminine will appeal to those with an interest in religious studies, the history of Christianity, and religion and gender.
2020-12-17 By Margaret Ann Franklin