Why should I believe you? : rediscovering clergy credibility / Thomas G. Bandy.
By: Bandy, Thomas G.Material type: TextPublisher: Nashville, TN : Abingdon Press, c2006Description: 152 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0687335299 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780687335299 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Pastoral theology | Mission of the church | Christian leadershipLOC classification: BV4011.3 | .B36 2006
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A critical view from the outside -- The crisis of clergy credibility in history -- The crisis of clergy credibility today -- Who is the "public"? -- What does "credibility" mean? -- How does the public assess credibility? -- The success and failure of church growth -- Spiritual leadership -- Orders of ministry : bishops, priests, pastors, lay preachers, agencies, and everything in between -- What makes sense-- and what does not make sense about ministry -- The principles of credibility -- Overcoming the church's addiction to the church -- A faithful response from the inside -- The biblical test for credibility -- Religion and leadership in an authentic church -- Making uncommon sense -- Building a compulsion for Christ.
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