eimagining Ministry is a response to growing dissatisfaction with existing models of ministry. David Heywood diagnoses the problems of our traditional understanding and proposes a new model that embraces both the ministry of the whole Church and of the ordained within it. He places mission at the heart of the Church's life, explaining the way in which the Church's understanding of mission has developed over the past generation and showing how the shape of the Church and its ministry grow out of the mission of God. Reimagining Ministry is an intensely practical book, drawing on concrete examples, placing these within a well-argued biblical and theological framework and making proposals for the future of ministry. REIMAGININGMINISTRYDAVID HEYWOOD David Heywood has been an ordained minister in the Church of England for over twenty years. He is currently Director of Pastoral Studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon. Every generation of Christians needs to both practise the ministry they are given, and to imagine the ministry that could be, in order to face the day-to-day challenges of contemporary life. Christians also need to reach for fresh vision that actually helps to transform the everyday situations that ministers face. David Heywood is well-qualified - as both a practitioner and theological reflector - to lead our thinking in this area, and offer new insights for the shaping of ministry today. In this timely, wise and illuminating book, he offers a manifesto for ministry that will help the whole Church - all members of Christ's body - to re-think, re-imagine and re-work the particular paradigms for mission and ministry that need addressing. This is a 'must read' book for all those who practise ministry and for all who want to glimpse some fresh vision for tomorrow's Church.' Martyn Percy, Principal, Ripon College Cuddesdon
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