God, Manhood, and Ministry

January 29, 2012

Dr. Witmer to Speak at Desiring God Pre-Conference

Rev. Dr. Timothy Witmer, professor of practical theology, will be speaking at the pre-conference for the upcoming Desiring God pastor's conference: God, Manhood, and Ministry.  Dr. Witmer will be speaking on the theme of "The Shepherd Leader", held at the Hilton Minneapolis from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on January 30. Along with refreshments, every attendee will receive a copy of Dr. Witmer's book, The Shepherd Leader.

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The Shepherd LeaderThe Shepherd Leader

The Shepherd Leader is a book that strives to bring the importance of shepherding to the forefront of our thinking about what church leaders should do and, therefore, what they should be. Too many church leaders perceive of themselves as a "board of directors" when the Bible is clear that they are to know, feed, lead, and protect the flock entrusted to their care.

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"At first I read through Tim’s book because I was an elder and interested in pastoral care. I thought it would be a nice reminder of important biblical material – maybe even inspirational. The book certainly reminded and inspired, but it did something even more. Tim wants to shepherd other elders! He lays out the biblical material in a way that is persuasive, he suggests structures that can work in any church context, he maps out the mission of a shepherd, and it’s as if he won’t quit until we are out there shepherding the flock. One moment you are reading a book and the next you are moving toward the flock. So much for relaxing with a good book.
- Dr. Ed Welch, Director of the School of Biblical Counseling, Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation

"Tim Witmer is the faithful shepherd of a growing, urban, multi-ethnic church. In this useful and important book, he explains a biblical, practical model for shepherding ministry in a local church. We plan to use The Shepherd Leader as a primary resource for all of our candidates, interns, elders, and pastors -- our shepherds and shepherds-in-training."
- Phillip Ryken, President, Wheaton College

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