The Reformation restored the Scriptures to the people, but the job was only halfway finished. Today the church is awakening to the truth that ministry is not just the domain of clergy, but belongs to the entire body of Christ. God is moving her to complete her unfinished business of placing the ministry back in the hands of the people. This book has played a pivotal part in helping the church reclaim ministry at the grassroots level. First published in 1990 as The New Reformation, it has become a classic resource for church life. Expanding on the updating the original material with fresh examples and references to eight key movements, this new edition lays foundations for the church to move from: passive to active; clergy to people of God; maintenance to mission; and teacher/caregiver to equipping enabler. Pointing us back to the church as an organism, not an institution, author Greg Ogden shows how each of us is called to help finish the Reformation's unfinished business: expressing the priesthood of every believer practically in the church, the world, and all avenues of life.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 272 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2003 Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310246199 ISBN-13: 9780310246190 UPC: 025986246198 Availability: In Stock
An updated, expanded revision of a classic resource showing how we are in the midst of a radical shift from church as institution to church as organism in which ministry is being returned to the people of God.
Greg Ogden (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) was the executive pastor of discipleship at Christ Church in Oak Brook, Illinois, and served previously as director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has more than twenty-four years of experience in pastoral ministry in churches in California and Pennsylvania. With degrees from UCLA and Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Ogden is also author of Discipleship Essentials and Making Disciples Jesus Way.
'Ogden writes with clarity and passion....[he] makes a compelling case...[that] helps pastors shift ministry from passive to active, from maintenance to mission, from clergy to laypeople....' -- 'Ogden writes with clarity and passion....[he] makes a compelling case...[that] helps pastors shift ministry from passive to active, from maintenance to mission, from clergy to laypeople....'