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Author(s): Anne Richards, Susan Hope, David Ison, Stephen Wright
Are you about to embark upon your first post of responsibility? Or are you a seasoned minister who would value reflecting on your experience so far? Tackling the issues in a realistic and thoughtful way, this in-depth book covers: Self-management Spirituality Further training Mission Rural and urban ministry Leadership Public ministry Administering parish systems Building your team This accessible and informative guide combines essential information, practical survival tips and theological reflection all honestly grounded in the writers' experience of parish ministry.
Anne Richards is the convenor of the ecumenical Mission Theology Advisory Group and, within that group, the National Adviser to the Archbishops' Council on mission theology, alternative spiritualities and new religious movements.
David Ison was Director of the Council for Worship and Ministry for the Diocese of Exeter and part-time canon at Exeter Cathedral before being appointed Dean of Bradford Cathedral in 2005. He is now Dean of St Paul's Cathedral.
Stephen Wright is an Anglican priest and Vice Principal of Spurgeon's College, London. With Geoffrey Stevenson he is the co-author of Preaching with Humanity. His book Alive to the Word: A Practical Theology of Preaching was published by SCM in 2010.
Susan Hope spent 17 years in parish ministry before becoming the Missioner for Sheffield Diocese. She is Canon of Sheffield and a Six Preacher of Canterbury Cathedral. Susan is an Associate of ReSource, an initiative that works for the renewal of people and churches for mission and she was previously a trustee of Anglican Renewal Ministries.
This guide is an inspiring combination of imaginative approaches and critical reflection. It aims to give clergy the tools to deal with the opportunities and challenges that are typically encountered in congregations and parishes. -- Canon Professor Martyn Percy, Principal, Ripon College