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Church Leadership & Strategy

For the Care of Souls

Harold L. Senkbeil Lucas V. Woodford Brian Croft

104 pages
Lexham Press
Christ's sheep need shepherding. That's where you come in.

With more than 60 years of ministry between them, Harold Senkbeil and Lucas Woodford have come to understand that everything in ministry—even administration, leadership, and planning—revolves around the ancient tradition of the care of souls. Pastors are entrusted with the care of a flock by the Good Shepherd and are called to be faithful to this task. But pastoring seems to be getting more and more difficult.

Based on a sound theological framework, Senkbeil and Woodford present a set of practical tools for church leadership and strategy. Calling on their vast experience, they encourage pastors to protect, guide, and feed their flock as Jesus would, bridging the eternal wisdom of the word of God with the everyday practicality of hands-on leadership.
Author Bio
Harold L. Senkbeil is an Executive Director of DOXOLOGY: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care. His pastoral experience of nearly five decades includes parish ministry, the seminary classroom, and parachurch leadership. He is author of numerous books, including The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor's Heart and Dying to Live: The Power of Forgiveness and Sanctification: Christ in Action.

Lucas V. Woodford is the District President of the Minnesota South District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. He previously served as pastor for fifteen years. He is Fellow of DOXOLOGY: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and author of Great Commission, Great Confusion, or Great Confession?: The Mission of the Holy Christian Church.