Ministry can take place in the most unusual places and in the most unusual ways-and it should. Ministry Unplugged: Uncommon Calls to Serve explores out-of-the-ordinary expressions of the call to ministry, telling stories of passionate people involved in ministry in uncommon ways and places in order to spark congregational imagination about ways to be ministers for Jesus Christ. Read about a hair salon that not only preaches the Gospel but is named "Christ Did It All Hair Salon," clowns that share the Good News, a bistro-style restaurant alternative to the soup kitchen for the homeless in Atlanta, and other inspiring stories. This book will help congregations and individuals to re-think assumptions about what ministry is, who can be in ministry, where it can be done and how it can be done. Questions are included at the end of each chapter for individual or group discussion. A TCP Leadership Series title.
Susan Willhauck is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to that, she was on the faculty of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Education and Catechetics from The Catholic University of America, a Master of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Emory and Henry College. She is currently a consultant with and co-researcher for the Lead Women Pastors Project of the United Methodist Church.