The Teaching Ministry of Congregations

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 347 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Exhortation and Discernment
26
Practices
57
The Practices of a Congregation Living under the Word
87
Evoking and Nurturing
174
Refashioning Your Congregations
197
Moral Formation and Education
258
New Practices for Contemporary
283
Epilogue
303
Notes
318
Name Index
341
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About the author (2005)

Richard Robert Osmer is Thomas W. Synnott Professor of Christian Education at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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