Introducing the Practice of Ministry

Introducing the Practice of Ministry

by Kathleen A. Cahalan
     
 

ISBN-10: 081463169X

ISBN-13: 9780814631690

Pub. Date: 08/28/2010

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

Ministry is often examined in terms of who the minister is, not what the minister does. But the vocation to ministry must be understood as a call to identity as well as to practice, one that is rooted in Jesus' life and ministry as well as the Spirit's charisms. InIntroducing the Practice of Ministry Kathleen A.Cahalan defines ministerial leadership as

Overview

Ministry is often examined in terms of who the minister is, not what the minister does. But the vocation to ministry must be understood as a call to identity as well as to practice, one that is rooted in Jesus' life and ministry as well as the Spirit's charisms. InIntroducing the Practice of Ministry Kathleen A.Cahalan defines ministerial leadership as carried out through the practices of teaching, preaching, pastoral care, worship, social ministry, and administration for the sake of nurturing the life of discipleship in the community of believers. In her examination of charisms for each of the practices of ministry, Cahalan presents readers with a Trinitarian foundation, noting that the practices of discipleship and ministry have their origin in the very practices of God."

Kathleen A. Cahalan is associate professor of theology at Saint John's University School of Theology, Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota. She is author of Formed in the Image of Christ: The Sacramental-Moral Theology of Bernard Häring (Liturgical Press, 2004) and Projects That Matter: Successful Planning and Evaluation for Religious Organizations (Alban Institute, 2003). She is the past-president of the Association of Practical Theology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814631690
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
635,306
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 The Call and Practice of Christian Discipleship 1

Chapter 2 Gifts for Service: Charisms and Vocation in the Christian Life 24

Chapter 3 Vocation to Ministry: Leadership in the Christian Community 48

Chapter 4 Jesus and the Spirit's Charisms in Relationship to the Six Practices of Ministry 69

Chapter 5 Understanding Ministry as Practice 99

Chapter 6 Learning to Practice Ministry 118

Chapter 7 The Practice of the Trinity 149

Subject and Author Index 172

Scripture Index 178

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