'Vital'...pertaining to life; essential; of critical importance.
'Ministry'...the giving of service, care, or aid; the function of the Christian minister or pastor.
'Issues'...a point or matter, the decision of which is of special or public importance.
A dictionary can define the terms, but the real issues of ministry are faced each day by pastors, teachers, missionaries, and Christian leaders. 'Vital Ministry Issues' explores a wide range of concerns and conflicts in contemporary ministry, from the nature and responsibilities of the pastoral role to the organization and leadership of the local church.
Some of the chapters included in this volume are:
"The World's Challenge to the Church" by John R. W. Stott "Priorities for the Local Church" by Raymond C. Ortlund "The Place of the Small Church in Today's World" by Kenneth O. Gangel "Court Involvement in Church Discipline" by Jay A. Quine
Everyone involved in ministry - from the pastor to the lay church leader to the church staff member - will appreciate the insights and focus of 'Vital Ministry Issues'.
Roy B. Zuck
Roy B. Zuck is Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he taught for twenty-three years, including seven years as Vice President for Academic Affairs. He is editor of 'Bibliotheca Sacra' and coeditor of the widely acclaimed two-volume 'Bible Knowledge Commentary'. He has written or edited more than seventy books on Christian education and biblical and theological topics. His books include 'Teaching as Jesus Taught', 'Spirit-Filled Teaching', and 'Basic Bible Interpretation'.