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Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers

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This volume explores the nature of leadership in the Christian community, especially as it was variously taught by Paul and practiced in the congregations of the first century. Exploring valuable ancient source material as well as the New Testament texts, Andrew Clarke describes the theories and practices of organization and leadership in key areas of first-century ...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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James
Dec 01, 2008 James rated it liked it
Recommends it for: pastors, ministry leaders
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The first two-thirds of the book is great; Clark does a great job of laying out the socio-political environment of the 1st century Greco-Roman world. In particular, the discussions of Hellenistic cities are very much worth reading for the light it sheds on the New Testament use of the term gathering/ekklesia for the nascent groups of Jesus-followers.
The last third seemed a bit pedestrian but was still interesting, in which Clark runs through various New Testament writings and evaluates the lead
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