Embracing Shared Ministry: Power and Status in the Early Church and Why it Matters Today  -     By: Joseph H. Hellerman
Buy Item $14.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 25% ($5.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Embracing Shared Ministry: Power and Status in the Early Church and Why it Matters Today

Kregel Ministry / 2013 / Paperback

$14.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $19.99
|
Save 25% ($5.00)
Buy 56 or more for $14.24 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW442643

Current Promotions
  • Others Also Purchased (6)
Others Also Purchased (6)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include

Product Description

Social historian and pastor Joseph Hellerman maintains that the church should be led and taught by a community of leaders who related to one another first as brothers and sisters in Christ, and who function secondarily as vision-casters and decision-makers for the broader church family. Unique among contemporary treatments of servant leadership, Embracing Shared Ministry interprets the biblical materials against the background of ancient Roman cultural values, providing a social context for ministry that includes healthy checks and balances on the use of pastoral power and authority.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Kregel Ministry
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0825442648
ISBN-13: 9780825442643
Availability: In Stock

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. 40 Questions About Elders and Deacons
    40 Questions About Elders and Deacons
    Benjamin L. Merkle
    Kregel Publications / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $17.99 Save 33% ($6.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW433641
  2. Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches: A Contemporary Ecclesiology
    Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches: A Contemporary Ecclesiology
    John S. Hammett
    Kregel Publications / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $14.99 Retail: $21.99 Save 32% ($7.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW42769X
  3. 40 Questions About Baptism and the Lord's Supper
    40 Questions About Baptism and the Lord's Supper
    John S. Hammett
    Kregel Academic / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $14.99 Retail: $21.99 Save 32% ($7.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW442776
  4. Those Who Must Give an Account: A Study of Church Membership and Church Discipline
    Those Who Must Give an Account: A Study of Church Membership and Church Discipline
    B&H Academic / 2012 / Hardcover
    $17.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 28% ($7.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW671197

Related Products

  1. The Ancient Church As Family
    The Ancient Church As Family
    Joseph H Hellerman
    Fortress Press / Trade Paperback
    $30.88
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW632486
  2. Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend
    Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend
    Andy Stanley
    Zondervan / 2012 / Hardcover
    $15.49 Retail: $24.99 Save 38% ($9.50)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 16 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW494843
    Video
  3. Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore
    Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore
    Thom Schultz, Joani Schultz
    Group Publishing / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW488443
    Video
  4. Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
    Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
    Thom S. Rainer, Eric Geiger
    B&H Books / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW447996

Product Reviews

4 Stars Out Of 5
4 out of 5
(0)
(1)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Value:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
100%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. Rochester, MN
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Heady stuff, but vitally necessary
    November 11, 2013
    A Cluttered Mind
    Rochester, MN
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a heady book. I know that I would not find most of the people in my congregation readily grabbing this book off the shelf and reading it. I see it serving an excellent place in the college and seminary, however.

    That said, I will still recommend it, specifically for pastors and church leaders. It would be best to take a group of men through this book and learn mightily from it. Leadership could plow through it over a couple of months, but if the elders and pastors of a church find themselves 'running a business' and serving with a hierarchy chiefly in mind, then it might be best to walk slowly through the book over the course of a year's time. In this way, an entire leadership team might be formed, egos set aside, humility put on and the entire church served far better than ever before.

    I heard Joe Hellerman give a series of messages at our North Central District of the Evangelical Free Church of America's Annual Conference this past April. It was an overview of his previous book, The Ancient Church as Family, and this current book. It was fascinating to see how the church, particularly in America has become far removed from it's biblical roots when it comes to leadership, raising up leaders for the future and truly seeing the body functioning as a body, not just as a head with a few hands 'thrown in.' Based upon those lectures and this book, I'm strongly encouraging pastors to get a hold of this book and read it. Pour yourself into and it and let it drive you to Scripture to be shaped by the humility of Christ.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search