In today's Church, there is an ever increasing number of lay people who are participating in parish ministry. As a result, it is more important than ever that they develop both an understanding of the spirituality of lay ministry as well as the tools necessary to be effective in their ministry. This book offers today's lay ministers a way to more clearly understand their role in the Christian community and in the parish; especially as leaders of small groups and in the community.
An explanation of the vocation of a lay leader
Roles and responsibilities
Theology of the lay ministry
Necessary virtues for lay ministers
Role models and their spirituality in the lay ministry journey
A list of resources that can be useful for the lay ministers