The Teaching Ministry of Congregations  -     By: Richard Robert Osmer
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The Teaching Ministry of Congregations

Westminster John Knox Press / 2004 / Paperback

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In this important and groundbreaking book, Richard Osmer develops a practical theology of the teaching ministry. He begins by exploring the teaching ministry of the apostle Paul, identifying in Paul's letters to his congregations the core tasks of the teaching ministry: catechesis, exhortation, and discernment. Next he presents cast studies of the teaching ministries of three contemporary congregations, one in the United States, one in Korea, and one in South Africa, developing interpretive perspectives on the teaching ministry. Finally he focuses on the development of action-guiding models and guidelines, and explores helpful methods for guiding the teaching ministries of one's own particular congregation.

This long-awaited textbook will become a classic in Christian education courses in seminaries as well as in Christian certification courses.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 X 1.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0664225470
ISBN-13: 9780664225476
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In this important and groundbreaking book, Richard Osmer develops a practical theology of the teaching ministry. He begins by exploring the teaching ministry of the apostle Paul, identifying in Paul's letters to his congregations the core tasks of the teaching ministry: catechesis, exhortation, and discernment. Next he presents case studies of the teaching ministries of three contemporary congregations--one in the United States, one in Korea, and one in South Africa--developing interpretive perspectives on the teaching ministry. Finally he focuses on the development of action-guiding models and guidelines and explores helpful methods for guiding the teaching ministries of one's own particular congregation.

Author Bio

Richard Robert Osmer is Thomas W. Synnott Professor of Christian Education and Director of the School of Christian Education at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he is the author of Confirmation: Presbyterian Practices in Ecumenical Perspective, Teaching for Faith, and A Teachable Spirit.

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