Unfinished Business: Returning the Ministry to the People of God

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Zondervan, May 11, 2010 - Religion - 288 pages
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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. Unfinished Business 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 and updating the original material with fresh examples and references to eight key important movements, this new edition lays foundations for the church to move from: · Passive to active · Maintenance to mission · Clergy to people of God · 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.
  

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Just finished read Unfinished Business as class assignment for Lay Ministry program at Whitworth University and I can say without reservation that Dr. Ogden's analysis and remedy for the clergy/laity ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
Transforming People from Passive to Active
Part 1THE CHURCH IN THE NEW REFORMATION
Together We Have It All
Chapter 2The Institutional Entrapment of the Church
Chapter 3Unveiling Our Institutional MindSet
Chapter 4Shifting from Institution to Organism
Part 2THE PASTOR IN THE NEW REFORMATION
Chapter 6A Biblical Vision of an Equipping Ministry
Chapter 7Implementing the Equipping Model of Ministry
Part 3LEADERSHIP IN THE NEW REFORMATION
Chapter 8Who Are the Equippers?
Empowering the Body for Its Ministry
Chapter 10Call and Ordination in the New Reformation
About the Publisher
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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.

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