Transformative Pastoral Leadership in the Black Church by J. Tribble

By J. Tribble

Transformative Pastoral management within the Black Church deals functional knowledge from comparative research of the reports of a male pastor and a feminine pastor within the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Church leaders needs to be remodeled themselves as they're reworking their church buildings to serve their groups. From his learn of the views of laity, clergy, and students of the black church, Jeffery L. Tribble deals hopeful tales and worthwhile concepts in the event you think that the black church needs to proceed its ancient undertaking of being an tool of survival, elevation, and liberation for its humans. Transformative Pastoral management within the Black Church is a crucial contribution to stories of black faith, womanist concept, and social justice.

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In response to my asking what he meant by being a “student to the system” Rev. Harrison replied: Well, basically, I think that you have to know that a church is spiritual but also made up of human beings. As a political system, ours is an Episcopal form of government, so therefore you want to study the system so that you are able to put your best foot forward at all times. You want to be able to get the attention of the leaders to let them know, “I’m ready to play the game. I’m ready to enter the fray.

Claude Allen was my father in the ministry13 back in the ministry back in the early 60’s, mid 60’s, 70’s. Matter of fact, he was able to be a guest at my graduation . . from seminary. I was able to get him recognized there. . 14 But, an indelible impression. Always, “my son” and gave me tremendous advice. He taught me the importance of tithing. He taught me the importance, I really see it now, of having strong leaders around because he had such strong pastors around. He was an expansionist, a church builder, a financier, and was always compassionate.

An “indelible impression” remains twenty-five years after the passing of Rev. Harrison’s mentor—his father in the ministry. It is clear in this example that a mentor concerned about the development of the protégé is the concept Harrison has in mind here. 15 In this instance, a special relationship existed between A Tale of a Male Pastor 35 Rev. Harrison and a bishop who demonstrated his personal interest in Harrison’s development by attending his graduation from seminary. Concepts central to Harrison’s praxis of ministry such as the importance of tithing and of developing strong leaders around him were learned.

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