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The Relational Pastor
Author Andrew Root,  PublisherIVP
Format Paperback
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Sharing in Christ by Sharing Ourselves. 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.

"In an age where connecting with people via technology and social media has quickly become the norm, Andy Root has spent much energy reminding youth pastors what it means to connect and be in relationship with others in the context of their ministries. The Relational Pastor is a convicting call to pastors at all levels to remember what it is to be Christlike and incarnational in regards to our relationships. This is a must-read for any pastor who believes that relationships with people are at the core of not just ministry but of our understanding of Jesus Christ and our intimacy with him." --Kris Fernhout, pastor of student ministries, Christ Community Church

Product Details
Product Code: 0830841024
Categories: Ministry    Pastoral Care    Pastoral Helps    Relationship
ISBN-13: 9780830841028
Pages: 255
Primary Audience: All
Year: 2013

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