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Christ's under-shepherds : an exploration of pastoral care methods by elders in the Christian Reformed Churches of Australia relevant to the circumstances of twenty-first-century Australia

Author: Leo Douma
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon Wipf & Stock, [2016]
Series: Australian College of Theology monographic series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The calling of elders is to be "shepherds of God's flock." Yet across the world elders are struggling to do that well. This very practical investigation identifies the obstacles to pastoral care from the side of the clergy, the elders, and the people themselves. A practical way forward is developed using an approach that enables the local elders themselves to find a solution." --Back cover
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Douma
ISBN: 9781498280914 1498280919 9781498280938 1498280935
OCLC Number: 957312488
Description: xiv, 116 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Literature search --
Methodology --
Analysis of the focus groups --
An overview of the action research --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Australian College of Theology monographic series.
Responsibility: Leo Douma.

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"The calling of elders is to be "shepherds of God's flock." Yet across the world elders are struggling to do that well. This very practical investigation identifies the obstacles to pastoral care from the side of the clergy, the elders, and the people themselves. A practical way forward is developed using an approach that enables the local elders themselves to find a solution." --Back cover

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