This comprehensive overview of the development of Christian ministry is revised to address historical developments and new questions in ministry in recent decades. Bernier’s approach takes as its inspiration the notion that ministry is “the service God requires of all the baptized,” not just the task of ordained ministers or church employees. An ideal textbook for students of ministry or ecclesiology, this book illustrates the fluidity and form of Christian ministry, and its place both in and outside the institutional Church. It is also a valuable resource for adult education as well as for pastoral ministers seeking to broaden their understanding of their roles.
Fr. Paul Bernier, S.S.S., is a member of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and the former editor of Emmanuel, a magazine of Eucharistic spirituality. He has authored five books, including Eucharist and Bread Broken and Shared (both from Ave Maria). He lives in Cleveland, OH.
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