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Self-supporting ministry : a practical guide

Author: John Lees
Publisher: London : SPCK, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Practical guide to self-supporting ministry

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Lees
ISBN: 9780281078462 0281078467
OCLC Number: 1031214487
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; About the Author; Self-Supporting Ministry; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Are you a vicar or what?; Why this book, now?; Who might be interested?; Defining SSM; What do SSMs do?; A changing picture; Case studies; SSM in practice; How and why I became an SSM; My experience of SSM; What's the main focus of my ministry?; Support and training; Challenges and difficulties; The best thing about SSM; Looking forward; 2 A question of identity; SSM --
the right language?; Obstacles to recognition; Why SSMs?; Called to SSM; Unpaid professionals; Should SSMs be treated differently? Recognition and growthSSM in practice; How and why I became an SSM; My experience of SSM; What's the main focus of my ministry?; Support and training; Challenges and difficulties; The best thing about SSM; Looking forward; 3 A brief history; Developments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; Allen's 'voluntary clergy'; Southwark and 1963; Did we get the SSMs the Church originally had in mind?; SSM in practice; How and why I became an SSM; My experience of SSM; What's the main focus of my ministry?; Support and training; Challenges and difficulties; The best thing about SSM Looking forward4 At the turning point?; The changing shape of ministry; SSMs' hours given to ministry; Untapped potential?; Bridge building; The 'circumstances of the life already being lived'; Being church at work; SSM in practice; How and why I became an SSM; My experience of SSM; What's the main focus of my ministry?; Support and training; Challenges and difficulties; The best thing about SSM; Looking forward; 5 Called to the margins; Called to a context or a way of life?; An uncertain calling?; Calling and compromise; Connecting different worlds; Strengths required by SSMs 1 Interpersonal skills2 Managing time; 3 Taking control of your own ministry development; 4 Resilience; SSM in practice; How and why I became an SSM; My experience of SSM; My experience as a priest in work places beyond the parish; My experience as a priest in the Church; What's the main focus of my ministry?; Support and training; Challenges and difficulties; The best thing about SSM; Looking forward; 6 Some theological resonances; SSMs and the theology of priesthood; Pointing beyond; Liminal ministry; Operating in unholy territory; SSM in practice; How and why I became an SSM My experience of SSMWhat's the main focus of my ministry?; Support and training; Challenges and difficulties; The best thing about SSM; Looking forward; 7 SSM conversations; Communication --
the essentials; Communication within teams; Communicating as SSMs; Difficult conversations; Explaining SSM; Explaining MSE; MSE in practice; How and why I became an MSE; My experience of MSE; What's the main focus of my ministry?; Support and training; Challenges and difficulties; The best thing about MSE; Looking forward; 8 Ministers in secular employment; What is an MSE?; Workplace chaplain or MSE?
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"This handbook is full of sound common sense . . . [it] is both an encouragement and a challenge in the task of re-imagining ministry today.', Robert Atwell, Bishop of Exeter;'John Lees looks to Read more...

 
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