Ministry at the Margins

The Prophetic Mission of Women, Youth & the Poor

By Cheryl J. Sanders

Ministry at the Margins

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  • ISBN: 9781606087602
  • Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 5/11/2009
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
Web Price: $16.00

Ministry at the Margins

The Prophetic Mission of Women, Youth & the Poor

By Cheryl J. Sanders

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606087602
  • Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 5/11/2009
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00

About-

For centuries women, youth, and the poor have been seen as objects of Christian ministry, but rarely as those who do ministry themselves. This is so much the case that in some quarters today ministry and mission are bad words, reeking of older and paternalistic models of Christian "service."

In this challenging book, Cheryl Sanders demonstrates how mission can be updated. Far from being regressive or irrelevant in a multicultural, nonpatriarchal world, Christian mission can come alive when it is not just ministry to but ministry by marginalized groups seeking justice.

Ministry at the Margins is an important Christian ethicist's rousing call to "find grace to articulate a theology of inclusion and to establish inclusive practices and multicultural perspectives that harmonize with the gospel we preach and honor the Christ we proclaim." Essential reading for pastors, church leaders, students, urban missionaries, and campus ministers.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"With captivating prose and critical analysis, Cheryl Sanders powerfully reminds us that the margins were the center of Jesus' ministry; and from the margins emerged the central ministers of the New Testament narrative. This is a must read for all who want to follow Jesus in ministry."
 
Curtiss Paul DeYoung
Professor of Reconciliation Studies
Bethel University

Contributors-

Cheryl J. Sanders

Bio(s)-

Cheryl J. Sanders is professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity, and Senior Pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C. She is also the editor of Living the Intersection(1995), and the author of Empowerment Ethics for a Liberated People (1995) and Saints in Exile (1999).

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