Download e-book for kindle: Christ’s Under-Shepherds: An Exploration of Pastoral Care by Leo Douma

By Leo Douma

The calling of elders is to be "shepherds of God's flock." but internationally elders are suffering to do this good. This very functional research identifies the hindrances to pastoral care from the facet of the clergy, the elders, and the folks themselves. a realistic approach ahead is constructed utilizing an method that allows the neighborhood elders themselves to discover a solution.

"Leo Douma . . . has supplied a truly functional and beneficial source for operating pastors . . . the matter he increases is a standard one in lots of denominations. . . . The church at huge must examine from Douma's dissertation."
--Michael Milton, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte

"[This] study in the context of ongoing ministry . . . may good function an exemplar to others . . . an excellent instance of the advantage of this kind of qualitative examine for the broader church."
--Jeffrey Pugh, Melbourne tuition of Theology

"Douma has supplied a very good provider to the Christian Reformed Church in not just offering the prognosis of a predicament in pastoral care, but in addition taking steps towards an answer. . . . attention-grabbing learn which offers to profit the flock of Jesus Christ."
--Tim Witmer, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

"Douma's learn approach is sort of as interesting and demanding as his topic. during the eyes, reports, and insights of church individuals and elders, he explores the historical Reformed church perform of domestic visitation via elders and proposes another version of shepherding care. The feedback made usually are not prescriptive yet they're hugely suggestive of severe alterations many (Reformed) church buildings have the desire to make. This publication might be simply the dialogue starter that's wanted.
--Murray Capill, primary, Reformed Theological university, Geelong, Australia

"Christ's Under-Shepherds stocks a superb replacement type of pastoral care built by means of fans of Christ for fans of Christ. it's a must-read for everybody who's enthusiastic about potent pastoral care in our postmodern society."
--Johann Eloff, govt Director, Australian Institute for Narrative Care

"Biblical principals of eldership essentially utilized within the twenty-first century -- what does it glance like? Leo confronts this pivotal issue head-on. each elder and pastor may still learn this book!"
--Dawie van Vuuren, Campbelltown Christian Reformed Church; Board Member, Reformed Theological College

Leo Douma is a pastor with over thirty years event within the Christian Reformed church buildings of Australia, with levels in ministry and psychology. He holds numerous positions on the denominational point together with a spotlight at the education of ministers and elders. In his position as chair of the management improvement crew he has equipped specialist improvement for ministers and a application for the learning of elders.

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