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The Minister’s Handbook


The Minister’s Handbook provides practical forms and Scripture references for pastors. Vincent includes guides for infant dedications, marriage, funerals, ordinations, and the Lord’s Supper. He also gives Scriptures for illness.

Vincent’s writing is academic yet highly readable, perfect for students, pastors, and anyone wanting an introduction to Biblical criticism and practical application of Scripture. The Minister’s Handbook contains over a hundred pages of Biblical scholarship and exegesis. With the Logos edition, all Scripture references link to the other resources in your library, making study and research effortless.

Key Features

  • Forms for the ordination of elders and deacons based on the Presbyterian directory
  • Various Scripture selections for funerals
  • The Episcopal liturgy for the celebration of marriage


  • The Baptism of Infants
  • The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony
  • The Solemnization of Matrimony
  • The Order of the Burial of the Dead
  • Selections of Scripture for the Sick Room
  • Form for the Ordination of Elders
  • Form for the Ordination of Deacons
  • The Order for the Administation of the Lord’s Supper

Product Details

  • Title: The Minister’s Handbook
  • Author: Marvin Vincent
  • Publisher: Anson D. F. Randolph & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: 131

About Marvin Vincent

Marvin Vincent was born in 1834 in New York, the son of a clergyman. A professor at Union Theological Seminary and a pastor, Vincent was best known for his work in textual criticism and Biblical scholarship.