Shepherding the Church: Effective Spiritual Leadership in a Changing Culture



Shepherding the Church: Effective Spiritual Leadership in a Changing CultureTimes Are Changing The Truth Never Will It S Tough To Be A Pastor Today Christians Who Stand Up For What God Has Said Are Disregarded And Labeled Right Wing Extremists Political Correctness And Tolerance Of Anything But Godly Character Is The Norm So How Do Ministers Lead God S People In This Pagan Culture How Do They Shepherd The Flock As The Lights Fade Dimmer And The Nights Grow Colder This Book Is Not About Programs It Not About Developing The Best Techniques For Numerical Growth Rather It Is A Discussion Of The Heart Of The Matter The Heart Of The Shepherd In Shepherding The Church, Dr Stowell Takes A Look At What It Takes To Be A Truly Effective Leader From The Inside Out He Encourages Today S Leaders To Focus On Their Own Character, Spiritual Growth, And Spiritual Gifts Examine Some Heart Issues Like How Do I Prove To My Congregation That I M Trustworthy How Do I Lead By Loving How Do I Overcome Insecurities How Can I Transform Lives With My Preaching How Do I Lead My Flock By The Way I Live My Life How Do I Persevere Even In These Tough Times, Effective Leadership Is Possible Learn From Dr Stowell As He Encourages Today S Leaders To Keep Their Eyes On The Non Negotiables Of Christian Ministry.

Dr Joseph M Stowell serves as the 11th President of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan Comprised of approximately 2500 undergraduate and graduate students, Cornerstone is a Christ centered university with a passion for global influence through the transforming power of the gospel The University is committed to creating an environment where students thrive both spiritually and intellectually as they prepare themselves to influence our world as followers of Jesus An internationally recognized conference speaker, Joe has also written numerous books including The Trouble with Jesus, Simply Jesus and You, The Upside of Down and Eternity Joe also serves with RBC Ministries, partnering in media productions, writing, and outreach to pastors His Strength for the Journey web ministry, www.getstrength.org, features daily devotionals, weekly messages and commentary, downloadable Bible study curriculum, and an audio library of his most requested messages Joe serves on the Board of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Wheaton College, and has a distinguished career in higher education and church leadership From 1987 2005, he served as the president of Moody Bible Institute, and as teaching pastor at the 10,000 member Harvest Bible Chapel in suburban Chicago from 2005 to early 2008 prior to assuming the presidency at Cornerstone University He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary and was honored with a doctor of divinity degree from The Master s College in 1987 Joe and his wife Martie are the parents of three adult children and ten grandchildren.

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Shepherding the Church: Effective Spiritual Leadership in a Changing Culture
  • Joseph M. Stowell
  • English
  • 04 March 2019
  • 0802478212

10 thoughts on “Shepherding the Church: Effective Spiritual Leadership in a Changing Culture

  1. Jennifer Passaretti says:

    Read this book for class The first chapter was a little slow moving and tough to get through The rest was an enjoyable, must read for anyone considering being a leader in the church Repetitive at times, but a valuable resource.

  2. Tung says:

    Scripture uses the analogy of a shepherd and flock to describe the relationship between church leaders and a congregation Underneath the umbrella of this analogy, Stowell examines the importance of godly leadership within a church, and describes the fundamental characteristics and qualities needed to successfully from both a biblical and practical standpoint lead a church He breaks down these characteristics and qualities into three areas priorities, personhood, and proclamation In the f Scripture uses the analogy of a shepherd and flock to describe the relationship between church leaders and a congregation Underneath the umbrella of this analogy, Stowell examines the importance of godly leadership within a church, and describes the fundamental characteristics and qualities needed to successfully from both a biblical and practical standpoint lead a church He breaks down these characteristics and qualities into three areas priorities, personhood, and proclamation In the first area, Stowell examines the perspectives that pastors often have of what their duties are, and then defines them In personhood, he establishes the importance of living lives of integrity In the third area, he provides guidance on effective ways to preach Throughout the book, he balances Scriptural exhortation with real life examples from his ministry and the ministry of others Some of the chapters felt a little repetitive, but overall, it s a solid job description for godly leadership Recommended for church leaders, and those wishing to one day be in positions of leadership

  3. Michael Vincent says:

    I confess that I am a big Joe Stowell fan I wish I would have read this book many years ago He doesn t cover every area of pastoral ministry, but he gives many helpful insights into the life of a pastor I try to read at least one pastoral ministry book each year and I m glad I found this one for this year.

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