Wisdom of Wimber

Gut-Level Godliness: Authentic Shepherding in a Superficial Age (eBook)

If you’re just starting out on a shepherding trajectory, Gut-Level Godliness can bring realistic clarity to the demands of your calling. If you’re still in training, it can bring into vital focus the diverse elements of your education. If you’re already in the trenches, it can offer you a vocational check-up and keep you from

If you’re just starting out on a shepherding trajectory, Gut-Level Godliness can bring realistic clarity to the demands of your calling. If you’re still in training, it can bring into vital focus the diverse elements of your education. If you’re already in the trenches, it can offer you a vocational check-up and keep you from losing sight of the Chief Shepherd’s priorities for you and the sheep He’s entrusted to your care. Whatever the stage of your shepherding career, it will impress you with the tremendous responsibility you have to exude the aroma of authenticity. It will take you into the heart and life of a shepherd whose goal for himself and his flock was to speak the truth in love…and who longs for you to do the same.

John Oldfield was a pastor in rural Levant, KS, for seven years and a church-planter and pastor in urban and then suburban York, PA, for over thirty-four years. He served as a preacher, teacher, counselor, coffee-house manager, television and radio broadcaster, event organizer, street minister, prison visitor, police chaplain, evangelical spokesperson, short-term missionary, and promoter of global evangelization. His ministries in York drew extensive coverage by the local media and resulted in several awards from secular entities. Born both physically and spiritually in Oak Park, IL, he is a graduate of the College of Wooster (B.A.) and Denver Seminary (M.Div.). He and his wife Dagmar have four children and four grandchildren and now live in Surprise, AZ.

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Shirley Yauk says:

For all….Shepherds AND Sheep John Oldfield has written a thorough and meaty text for all Christians desiring authenticity of faith walk, worship and practice. I loved it! I had to read it twice and ordered it for family and pastor friends to be a valuable addition to their libraries. The chapter on serving even in your own grief is so valuable for people like me who grieve deeply for loved ones settling for compromise with the world and experiencing loss of joy, direction and growth in faith. Accepting what you cannot change and leaving it in the Lord’s sovereign hands through prayer sets you free to love and serve in the midst of your pain…..WITH AUTHENTICITY! The passion John writes with for global evangelism was inspiring to me personally and motivated me to pull in the belt of finances tighter so “OTHERS MAY KNOW!” Thanks, John, for writing and leaving such a great legacy of experience and example. Shirley Yauk …Retired school teacher in Colorado

Anonymous says:

This book lays out the author’s growth in the pastoral ministry.You do not need to be one to benefit.His conclusions will help anyone desiring a closer walk with God.

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