Preparing for Christian Ministry

An Evangelical Approach

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This book is designed to help ministry students ponder the nature of their field, cultivate their unique interests, and formulate opinions regarding current issues.

Students preparing for vocational ministry in seminaries and colleges encounter unique challenges and opportunities. Preparing for Christian Ministry assists students by providing seasoned advice from professors on a variety of themes: the call and transition into ministry training, personal and professional developmental issues, the tasks of ministry, and contemporary social and ethical issues.

This text was written by former and current professors at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary who were commissioned to write articles in their area of expertise that would be appropriate for use in the seminary's first-year "Formation for Christian Ministry" classes.


The Authors

  1. David P. Gushee

    David P. Gushee

    David P. Gushee (PhD, Union Theological Seminary) is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University and chair of Christian Social Ethics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/IBTS. One of the world's leading Christian ethicists, he is...

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  2. Walter C. Jackson

    Walter C. Jackson

    Walter C. Jackson is the former Charlotte Hoover Professor of Ministry at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

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