No ivory tower book, First Steps in Ministry in a practical guide for persons called to the high calling of Christian ministry. But it is not about hands on work only; its focus is on the central truth of ministry: it is primarily about who and Whose you are.
Each author helps us to understand the importance of balancing the tasks with the relationships in ministry. While each author focuses on a particular aspect of ministry, central themes emerge: the centrality of prayer; the vital importance of spiritual discipline; the foundational role of continuing study and reflection; the discipline of commitment; and congruence - visible connections leading to a life of integrity.
Never an easy task, ministry is central to the life of the local congregation and to God's plan. This book is a checklist for all of us about the ministry that god called and calls us to.