Thu 23 Apr 2015 @ 10:00
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Author(s): Steven Croft, Roger Walton, Steven J. L. Croft
This user-friendly handbook is essential reading for all embarking on a course of training for Christian ministry, lay or ordained. Designed to reduce the fear factor and you make the most of your study and training, it covers: How we learn best; Work/life balance; Knowing God better; Studying the Bible; Worship and prayer; Knowing yourself better; What is theological reflection; Vocations, gifts and ministry.
'An excellent - and ecumenically aware - practical guide for those about to begin training for lay and ordained ministries, and those considering their call.' -- Philip Luscombe, Principal of Wesley House, Cambridge
'Intended primarily for those preparing for recognised ministries in the Anglican and Methodist traditions, this book offers a realistic, practical and honest introduction to the complexities of ministerial formation.' -- Jan Berry, Tutor in Practical Theology, The Partnership for Theological Education, Manchester
'An excellent and comprehensive account of what to expect during ministerial training...I wish it had been written a year ago!' -- Sarah Partridge, Inital Year Ministerial Training
Roger Walton is a Methodist minister and was the Director of the Wesley Study Centre, between 1999-2010. He was previously the William Leech Research Fellow at Durham University and became the Chair of the West Yorkshire Methodist District in 2011.
Steven Croft is the Bishop of Sheffield. A former Archbishop's Missioner and the first Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, he is the author of many acclaimed books including Jesus' People: What the Church should do next and editor of Mission-shaped Questions. Steven is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and co-author of the Pilgrim course.