'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'.