This updated edition of a Liguori bestseller is a survival manual for everyone in parish ministry and who volunteers in leadership positions. Although the Church is the body of Christ, we can never forget that it is made up of many members with different skills, resources, needs, and wants. Fostering Leadership Skills in Ministry provides help for dealing with some of the most challenging aspects of present-day church ministry. Reminding leaders of the importance of clearly defining their own mission, this handbook goes on to stress the importance of building community, planning together, and empowering small groups. Special consideration is given to the parish council as a leadership community, and a chapter on volunteers points to the ways church leaders can encourage others to respond to their baptismal calling.