Tools for Ministry
Derek Prime points out that pastors and teachers are ‘Christ’s special gifts’ to His Church. It is not surprising therefore, that the book is rich in pastoral advice and important lessons, with chapters devoted to the under-shepherd’s calling, life and character, goals, priorities, devotional life and so on. It also has invaluable advice about studying, reading and preaching, the latter very timely, when one considers how unpopular preaching has become in many places today.
It is the author’s desire that those called by God to be under-shepherds realise that theirs is a ‘vocation’ and not a job. He quotes FB Meyer on this matter, who regarded the Christian ministry as the ‘noblest aim in life’, in contrast to the professionalism that can be a snare to many today.
‘Immediately, it became clear to me and to a few other pastors that this book fits very well with the culture and theology of our churches. It’s biblical, very well researched, warm-hearted and written for the glory of God. I am certain that many other theological schools and colleges from Romania will embrace this book and will use it for their courses in pastoral theology. That is the case with all the teaching books we produced so far.’Dinu, sharing his excitement