#6 - Understanding Ministerial Leadership: Essays Contributing to a Developing Theology of Ministry

PART OF SERIES Text Reader Series
1995, 123 pp

These essays are intended as a corrective to an earlier emphasis on the ministry of the whole people, and instead emphasize the ministry of those who are called out, set apart, trained, and ordained.


  • Preface (John A. Esau)
  • Recovering, Rethinking, and Reimagining … Mennonite Theology for Christian Ministry (Esau)
  • Helping Dreams Come True: Towards Wholeness—Articulating the Vision (Erick Sawatzky)
  • Ministerial Status and the Theology of Ministry (Rodney J. Sawatsky)
  • Inner Call/Inner Ambivalence (Renee Sauder)
  • Reflections on Pastoral Ministry and Pastoral Education (Marlin E. Miller)
  • The Mutuality of Ministry (Lydia Neufeld Harder)
  • Clarifying the Pastoral Role “On the Fly” (Duane Beck)
  • Re-institutionalizing the Pastorate: A Proposal for Attracting More Able Candidates … (Ardean L. Goertzen)
  • An Emerging Theology of Ministry: Incarnational Presence (Marcus Smucker)
  • The Credibility of Leadership (George R. Brunk III)

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