b'Pastoral IdentityTrue Shepherds in the Household of Faith Douglas D. WebsterA charge for pastors to reenvision their role in a world suspicious of ChristianityW ebster calls pastors to reject Christendom approaches tochurchleadershipthatrequirethepastortoexert control over the churchs direction and ministry. Such models differ fundamentally from the New Testament household of faith vision of pastoral ministry, which affirms the disciple-making responsibility of the whole community, the priesthood of all believers, and the shared gifts of the Spirit.Rather than perpetuate pastoral leadership based on individ-ual initiative, institutional power, and personal charisma, expe-rienced pastor and seminary professor Douglas Webster defines a New Testament model of the pastor, outlining the major fea-tures of pastoring among the household of faith, such as:Viewing the church as an every-member ministrySeeking synergy between pastoral identity and congrega-tional identityPrioritizing a pastors daily rhythms of grace in prayer, study, and care for the bodySupporting pastor-theologians who shepherd believers in the whole counsel of GodSuch pastoral authority and guidance require mutual sub-mission in Christ. Pastors and laypeople alike let go of dominant cultural models of pastoring and embrace the values of Christs kingdom.Douglas D. Webster (PhD, University of St. Michaels College) isprofessorofpastoraltheologyandpreachingatBeeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. He has served as pastor at churches in San Diego, New York City, Denver, and Toronto. His other books includeTheParables: Jesuss Friendly Subversive Speech; Follow the Lamb: A Pastoral Approach to The Revelation; and Preaching Hebrews: The End of Religion and Faithfulness to the End.RELATED TITLESUNIQUE SELLING POINTS A practical and reasoned directive to978-0-8254-4817-1$19.99pastors living in a culture wary of allPaperback5.5 x 8.5192 pagesthings Christian RELIGION / Christian Ministry /Replaces authority-based contemporaryPastoral Resourcespastoral models with the biblical stan- Kregel MinistryRights: Worlddard of a community of believers May 23, 202340 Questions AboutThe Psalms (4-vols)Written by an academically recognized Pastoral Ministry 978-0-8254-4755-6$89.99 and widely experienced expert in pasto-978-0-8254-4656-6$23.99 ral theology20 www.kregel.com'