Introducing the Practice of Ministry

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  • Copyright: 8/15/2010
  • Publisher: Liturgical Pr
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In Introducing 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.

Author Biography

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 Hring (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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
The Call and Practice of Christian Discipleshipp. 1
Gifts for Service: Charisms and Vocation in the Christian Lifep. 24
Vocation to Ministry: Leadership in the Christian Communityp. 48
Jesus and the Spirit's Charisms in Relationship to the Six Practices of Ministryp. 69
Understanding Ministry as Practicep. 99
Learning to Practice Ministryp. 118
The Practice of the Trinityp. 149
Subject and Author Indexp. 172
Scripture Indexp. 178
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