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The journey of ministry : insights from a life of practice

Author: Eddie Gibbs
Publisher: Downers Grove, IL : Praxis-IVP Books, ©2012.
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Eddie Gibbs articulates a personal philosophy of ministry born from his storied career in teaching and pastoral ministry. Through images from his own life and family, Gibbs shows how effective ministry is a matter of walking slowly with the family of God, overcoming hurdles and facing challenges together. He explains how the early church offers helpful networking models for connecting in a fragmented technological  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eddie Gibbs
ISBN: 9780830837915 0830837914
OCLC Number: 778417022
Description: 181 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: We each have a place in the family --
Walking: a lifelong journey in a different direction --
Hurdling: naming and overcoming obstacles to progress --
Dying: a fruitful way to live --
Teambuilding: walking and working alongside others --
Networking: expanding our horizons in a shrinking world --
Communicating: creative engagement in every area of life --
Recollecting: staying open to God's unexpected plans.
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Eddie Gibbs articulates a personal philosophy of ministry born from his storied career in teaching and pastoral ministry. Through images from his own life and family, Gibbs shows how effective ministry is a matter of walking slowly with the family of God, overcoming hurdles and facing challenges together. He explains how the early church offers helpful networking models for connecting in a fragmented technological age. Linking fresh biblical exposition with our contemporary realities, Gibbs gives practical advice for welcoming people into the family and helping them live out God's intentions for them. --from publisher description.

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