Christians from all walks of life will be encouraged to include mentally and physically challenged members in the life of the congregation after reading this insightful book by Clark, whose own son has Down's Syndrome.
This book is about tending God's people of they are like sheep. Church leaders are servants of the people but what we see today in most Churches is otherwise. The aim of this book is to stress the need for Church leaders to return and obey the word of God.
Organization tips and teaching helps for successful Sunday schools are found in Feed My Sheep. It seeks to assist and guide those superintendents and teachers, experienced or inexperienced, who have a true desire to serve as Christian workers and as witnesses in spreading the Good News. - Back cover.
The letter of 1 Peter is sometimes also known as "the letter of the living hope." It is a letter written by a godly shepherd who wants to make sure his flock has good instructions on how to live a godly life. The author is Peter, one of Jesus' twelve disciples. Silas was Peter's scribe. Right at the start, the apostle describes the wonderful inheritance "that can never perish, spoil or fade." Then he gives practical advice on how to attain maturity in Christ. Topics range from holy living, obedience to authorities, family relations, and instructions for church elders. It further touches on such subjects as suffering injustice at the hand of men and suffering for Jesus' sake. Rev. Lenk explains all of the above in a phrase by phrase commentary. It is an excellent tool for spiritual growth. It can also be used as a devotional.
I wanted to create a work that would make comprehensive easy to read and hard hitting for Christian Leaders that could bring us back to our first love. My second goal was to compile a work that would help Christian leaders become effective leaders by forming a philosophy for life and for ministry congruent to the will of God for their lives. I hope to accomplish these goals within the contents of this book. The book is insightful in many ways such as the importance of the Church as a critical part of secular society and mental health as a pathology that needs to be mitigated even among the constituents of the Church. Unfortunately erroneous practices, beliefs, behaviors and teachings had to be addressed because I believe many people will come to their senses about given subjects if they receive proper explanations. A logical and scriptural perspective is given in order to help some get on track with regards to their beliefs, philosophy and actions. Hot topics discussed are Ephesians 4:11 endowments of the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher. A special chapter is dedicated to the role of women in the Church which unfortunately is a topic that is still a concern for many Christians around the world. There are concepts that are presented that all work towards bringing an individual to full order and to full congruence with the will of God for Leaders. An awareness to the importance of feeding sheep is a central topic of this 269 page hand book for all Christian leaders that emphasizes the God given responsibility for Pastors and leaders that are non-negotiable. Every Christian leader must read this book before assuming ministry, during ministry and after ministry to review their performance awaiting the day when Jesus will hand out rewards for service especially crowns designated specifically for leaders who were faithful. There is so much more such as how to feed sheep and what diet is essential such as when feeding sheep we must feed a good balance of both the word and the anointing to achieve full spiritual health. We discuss the importance of the local Church and what research says about the congregation we speak to each time services are held. You may be surprised at the needs that are present each time you speak and the responsibility you have to be a vessel through whom God can do an actual intervention into the life of an attendee to prevent misfortune. You wont be disappointed. Every seminary, bible college, and Church must make this book a part of their curriculum, required reading and library.