5 Stars Out Of 5
Indispensable tool for anyone serving in ministry
January 16, 2011
Ministry Is... How to Serve Jesus with Passion and Confidence by Dave Earley and Ben Gutierrez is an indispensable tool for anyone who is, will be, or should be serving in the ministry. The book contains 31 short chapters that cover various aspects of ministry including the meaning of ministry, the motives of ministry, the essentials of ministry, the manner of ministry, and the methods of ministry. The chapters are filled with jewels of information that will benefit everyone from the full-time tenured minster to the lay-person obediently serving in the church. The knowledge of the two authors runs deep but they present the material in an easy to grasp, conversational tone. The set-up of the book allows the reader to easily read one chapter each day over the course of a month or use the book as a quick reference to handle the difficult, unexpected issues that continually arise in ministry. You will want to keep this book readily at hand as a one-stop toolbox to reach for in order to improve your knowledge of ministry and save valuable time finding answers to tough questions. Ministry Is... is also designed in a format that makes it an excellent tool to use in the discipleship process. Each week the mentor and disciple can work through pre-assigned chapters as a means to gain and apply invaluable ministry skills. This book is extremely practical and its material can be put to immediate use as early as the first chapter, and it is packed with supporting scripture passages and references to support each idea. You will not be disappointed.