With compassion and urgency, this book makes a plea for pastors to return to the biblical model of equipping their people to minister to each other by using their spiritual gifts. It looks toward a method of counseling which neither overlooks sin nor is reduced to a simplistic model of confrontation and exhortation. Congregations need to regain that wonderful sense of 'koinonia' fellowship and practice true community. Paperback.
Format: Paperback Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 1975 Dimensions: 5 3/4 X 8 3/4 X 1/2 (inches)
ISBN: 0310225604 ISBN-13: 9780310225607 UPC: 025986225605 Availability: In Stock
'The local church should and can successfully assume responsibility within its ranks for restoring troubled people to full, productive, creative lives.' 'If we are to hope for success in such immense and seriously neglected responsibility, pastors need to return to the biblical model not of ministering to their people but of equipping their people to minister to each other by using their spiritual gifts.' 'Congregations need to regain that wonderful sense of 'koinonia' fellowship and pro practice true community.'
Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminary speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. He is currently Scholar in Residence at Colorado Christian University in Denver and Visiting Professor of Spiritual Formation for Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta. Dr. Crabb and his wife of forty-six years, Rachael, live in the Denver, Colorado area. For additional information please visit www.newwayministries.org