Having read the Church Leader’s Handbook which was also edited Harold Rowdon it was with interest that I picked up Serving God’s People – Re-thinking Christian Ministry Today.  The book takes a similar format with 19 essays from a range of contributors including John Baigent, Neil Summerton, John Allan, Victor Jack and Gord Martin which is split into four sections:

  • What is ministry?
  • Some forms of ministry
  • Caring for ministers
  • Finding and keeping ministers

Whilst the book at times is very conservative in its outlook and theology (coming from mainly ex-Brethren churches) it is a useful reference tool to partner with the previous Church Leaders Handbook – this focuses more narrowly on the key ministries and ministers of a local church.


Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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