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The Soul of Ministry: Forming Leaders for God’s People

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Ray Anderson offers an inspiring call for Christian leaders to view Jesus as a model for their own ministry today. The Soul of Ministry explores the idea of ministry across denominations and discovers its soul in God's love for the world. Designed for pastors of all denominations, this book combines social biblical theology with numerous real-life anecdotes from Anderson's teaching and ministry.

Key Features

  • Argues for a model of ministry grouped in theology
  • Demonstrates the Trinitarian foundation of ministry
  • Grounds ministry and leadership in Christ's example


  • Ministry as Theological Task
  • God's Ministry in Covenant and Creation
  • Jesus' Ministry to the Father on Behalf of the World
  • The Spirit's Ministry through Jesus for the Sake of the Church
  • The Church's Ministry to the World on Behalf of Jesus
  • Leading God's People in the Ministry of Christ
  • Title: The Soul of Ministry: Forming Leaders for God’s People
  • Author: Ray S. Anderson
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Print Publication Date: 1997
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 277
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Theology, practical; Clergy › Office; Church work
  • ISBN: 0664257445
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-07-28T19:19:11Z

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Ray S. Anderson (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is senior professor of theology and ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he has taught since 1976. He is also a contributing editor to Journal of Psychology and Theology. He has written many books, including An Emergent Theology for Emerging Churches (2006), Judas and Jesus: Amazing Grace for the Wounded Soul (2004), The Soul of God: A Theological Memoir (2004), Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament: A Practical Theology for Professional Caregivers (2003), Dancing with Wolves While Feeding the Sheep (2002), The New Age of Soul: Spiritual Wisdom for a New Millennium (2001), Living the Spiritually Balanced Life (1998) and The Soul of Ministry: Forming Leaders for God's People (1997). Anderson's articles and book reviews have been published in a wide array of scholarly and popular periodicals.

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