To arrive at these conclusions, the dissertation follows Thomas Groome's five movements: naming present praxis, critical reflection on present action, accessing Christian story/vision, appropriating Christian story/vision, decision/response for lived Christian faith. Specifically, the biblical metaphor of shepherd and the theological consideration of relational Trinitarian constructs help reshape pastoral leadership as leadership from within the flock. Hence as a fellow sheep and co-participant within God's people, pastoral leaders reshape power by means of asking questions, which lead the congregation to consider the Holy Spirit's leading and promptings (Pneumacracy---not democracy---leads the church).Systems Perspective A general systems theory perspective is a helpful for understanding Goda#39;s work in human institutions (family, church, government) and society in general.91 General systems theory helps to identify ways in which theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Pastoral Leadership in Transitioning Communities: Congregational Praxis as Interpretive Leadership|
|Author||:||Quentin P. Kinnison|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|