Unfinished Business: Returning the Ministry to the People of God
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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Review: Unfinished Business: Returning the Ministry to the People of GodUser Review - Carl Smith - Christianbook.com
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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It is not hard to figure out where this book will take it's readers based on the title. Ogden argues for the ministry to be put back in the hands of the people by utilizing gifts and people strengths ...
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
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