"Two lay leaders wrote this pamphlet which was reviewed by two other active members of the laity before publication". -- p. .
"In a word, the ministry of the laity is rooted in servanthood. From baptism onward, we are called to be servants of a servant Lord. Being immersed in the challenges and joys of servant ministry can be frightening, dizzying, and profoundly counter-cultural. We wear no collars in our ministries, we are not recognized by titles. We come upon our ministries in our offices, and factories and workshops and meetings and classrooms and kitchens and tables. Like the two men on the road to Emmaus, we are surprised by the presence of the risen Christ as we walk down the road. We shall never be known or understood for our ministries, and the more we live into them the more we are likely to feel rejected, unprepared, unworthy, uneducated, and alone. We have nothing with which to preach but our lives. And we have nothing to preach but the Christ crucified and risen. And that is quite enough. God will take what we are, and how we are, and where we are, and use it in the service of our neighbors and for our own transformation" (p. 3-4).
Contents: One view -- Another view.
Part of the "Orders of Ministry series". -- p. .