New PDF release: Bread for the Journey: Notes to Those Preparing for Ministry

By Thomas W. Currie

ISBN-10: 1498231853

ISBN-13: 9781498231855

ISBN-10: 149823187X

ISBN-13: 9781498231879

getting ready for ministry contains greater than the purchase of sure abilities. the form of a disciple's soul as she or he embarks in this trip is as very important if no more so than studying how you can exegete a textual content or interact in pastoral care. Ministry isn't really effortless, and the practise for this kind of Christian discipleship is open to numerous temptations, no longer least of that is one of those depression over the paucity of one's personal assets, or worse, the appearance that one is healthier off hoping on one's personal abilities and virtues. what's wanted is bread for this trip, no longer unavoidably exhortations to paintings tougher, yet phrases of encouragement and charm that undergo witness to the spectacular fact that ministry is, actually, a pleased reward. those notes from a dean, who sought to aid his scholars realize that pleasure of their learn and practise, undergo witness to the single, whose existence presents bread for each trip, specifically for the adventure of pastoral ministry.

"In brooding about ministry, Currie combines honesty with desire, sound theology with sensible recommendation, pleasure with lament. notwithstanding he bargains his nice insights as assistance and encouragement for brand spanking new pastors, examining this booklet towards the tip of my ministry can testify there's maintaining nourishment right here for the pro (fatigued? despondent?) pastor too. no one does a greater activity encouraging us pastors in our vocation and giving us what we want for this not easy, pleased trip that's the pastoral ministry."
--Will Willimon, United Methodist bishop, retired, and Professor of the perform of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity college

"Bread for the Journey is a doxology sung in theological, pastoral, and ecclesiological language. Currie offers glimpses of Barth and Bonhoeffer, modern theologians and medieval poetry, Bible tales and residing saints, all lifted as much as aid form God's covenant humans for carrier. this can be certainly a nourishing booklet; each one brief mirrored image invaluable of cautious studying, and the total a robust testimony to Jesus Christ."
--Jill Duffield, editor, The Presbyterian Outlook

"This selection of Tom Currie's weekly reflections, addressed to at least one specific seminary group throughout his thirteen-year deanship there, is now provided as a primer in devoted dwelling and pondering. Tom's scholarly brain and pastor's center succeed in deeply in the course of the accrued reminiscence of the Church to mine and make proper the treasure of its knowledge within the face of the demanding situations of those days. learn it devotionally, or in group. it's going to bless and inspire you."
--Theodore J. Wardlaw, President, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

A Presbyterian minister, Tom Currie used to be known as in 2001 to function the organizing dean of Union Presbyterian Seminary's campus in Charlotte, N. Carolina. in the course of his 13 years as dean, Currie wrote weekly notes to his scholars, lots of which handled the fun and demanding situations of getting ready for ministry. integrated during this booklet is a range of these notes that supply desire and idea to all who stroll alongside this path.

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