Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Vital Ministry Issues: Examining Concerns and Conflicts in Ministry? / Vital Church Issues: Examining Principles and Practices in Church Leadership

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Vital Ministry Issues: Examining Concerns and Conflicts in Ministry? / Vital Church Issues: Examining Principles and Practices in Church Leadership

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Vital Ministry Issues: Examining Concerns and Conflicts in Ministry. Edited by Roy B. Zuck. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1994, 288 pp., $12.99 paper. Vital Church Issues: Examining Principles and Practices in Church Leadership. Edited by Roy B. Zuck. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1998, 248 pp., $12.99 paper.

Kregel Publications and Roy duck, the general editor of the Vital Issues Series, have produced a very good though relatively unknown series (twelve volumes planned) addressing crucial issues that the church will continue tn address well into the twentyfirst century. This one review will cover two books that address similar issues.

if the maxim is true that one must not only study in his or her discipline but also actually study the discipline itself, then these backs will be of great value for any pastor or college/seminary student. They are an anthology of articles that have previously appeared in Bibliotheca Sacra. Each book has a table of contents and a brief bibliographic description of the contributors. Endnotes rather than footnotes are used to create less technical reading.

Vital Ministry Issues contains such titles as "Called to Serve," by Gary Inrig; "Ideals of Pastoral Ministry," by John R. W. Scott; and "Court Involvement in Church Discipline," by Jay A. Quine (a former municipal judge and deputy prosecutor). Other topics include the issue of women in ministry, the nature and roles of elders and deacons, Biblical worship, and preaching. …

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