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16978-0-8254-4256-818.99Paperback6x9320pagesChristianMinistryLeadershipKregelMinistryRightsWorldNovember272014AbiblicalhistoricaltheologicalandpracticalfoundationforpastoralleadershipPastorshavebeenentrustedwithleadingthepeopleoGod.TeshepherdsoGodsfockmustprotectthemromandguidethemthroughthemanydangersbelieversace.AlthoughultimatelytheChurchisledbyChristpastorsaretoprovidegodlyexamplesowhatitmeanstobeaollowerotheLord.ConsequentlywholeadsthechurchthetypeoauthoritytheyaregivenhowtheyrelatetooneanothertowhomtheyareaccountableandhowtheyareselectedareoutmostimportancetothelieandhealthoGodspeople.TisbookprovidesthebiblicalhistoricaltheologicalandpracticaloundationothecrucialtaskoleadingGodspeople.BenMerkleandomSchreinerhavecorralledanimpressivestableoscholarsascontributorstoanabsolutelysuperbwork.Teirresearchacrosstheboardisstellar.Teirefortstobebiblicallyaithulisevidentonvirtuallyeverypage....Tiswillbecomeastandardintheeld.OthatIhavenodoubt.DanielL.AkinPresidentSoutheasternBaptistTeologicalSeminaryShepherdingGodsFlockBiblicalLeadershipintheNewTestamentandBeyondBenjaminLMerkleandThomasRSchreinereditorsBenjaminL.MerklePhDSouthernBaptistTeologicalSeminaryisproessoroNewestamentGreekatSoutheasternBaptistTeologicalSeminaryandistheauthoro40QuestionsAboutEldersandDeacons.TomasR.SchreinerPhDFullerTeologicalSeminaryhasbeenontheacultyatTeSouthernBaptistTeologicalSeminarysince1997.APaulinescholarheistheauthororeditoroseveralbooks.Contents1.DidtheChurchBorrowLeadershipStructuresromtheOorSynagogue2.ShepherdsandShepherdingintheGospels3.TePatternoLeadershipinActsPaulsLetterstoChurches4.OverseeingandServingtheChurchinthePastoralandGeneralEpistles5.TeDevelopmentandConsolidationothePapacy6.TePapacyromLeoItoVaticanII7.TeRuleoEldersTePresbyterianAngleonChurchLeadership8.AWrinkleonCatholicismTeAnglicanUnderstandingoChurchGovernment9.BaptistsandaPluralityoElders10.PuttingItAllogetherATeologyoChurchLeadership11.LeadingtheChurchinodaysWorldWhatItMeansPracticallytoShepherdGodsFlockMINISTRY