God's Potters : Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations

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  • Copyright: 2006-06-30
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Jackson W. Carroll is the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor Emeritus of Religion and Society and recently retired as director of Pulpit & Pew: Research on Pastoral Leadership at Duke Divinity School. An ordained United Methodist minister, he is also the author of such books as Bridging Divided Worlds: Generational Cultures in Congregations (coauthored with Wade Clark Roof) and Mainline to the Future: Congregations for the 21st Century.

Table of Contents

Pastoral leadership at the beginning of the 21st centuryp. 1
The social and cultural context in which Clergy workp. 31
Who are God's potters today?p. 57
What do Clergy do? : the work of ordained ministryp. 96
How do pastors lead? : leadership and cultural productionp. 127
Potters' problems : commitment, satisfaction, and healthp. 159
"A manner of life worthy of the gospel" : exploring the meaning of excellence in ministry and pastoral leadershipp. 188
Strengthening pastoral leadership and nurturing excellence : some strategiesp. 219
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