By Thomas W. Currie

ISBN-10: 1498231853

ISBN-13: 9781498231855

ISBN-10: 149823187X

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getting ready for ministry consists of greater than the purchase of convinced abilities. the form of a disciple's soul as she or he embarks in this trip is as very important if no more so than studying how you can exegete a textual content or have interaction in pastoral care. Ministry isn't effortless, and the coaching for this kind of Christian discipleship is open to quite a few temptations, no longer least of that is a type of depression over the paucity of one's personal assets, or worse, the semblance that one is best off counting on one's personal skills and virtues. what's wanted is bread for this trip, now not inevitably exhortations to paintings more durable, yet phrases of encouragement and charm that undergo witness to the extraordinary truth that ministry is, in reality, a pleased present. those notes from a dean, who sought to aid his scholars detect that pleasure of their research and instruction, undergo witness to the only, whose existence presents bread for each trip, particularly for the adventure of pastoral ministry.

"In considering ministry, Currie combines honesty with desire, sound theology with sensible recommendation, pleasure with lament. notwithstanding he deals his nice insights as counsel and encouragement for brand new pastors, examining this publication towards the top of my ministry can testify there's maintaining nourishment right here for the pro (fatigued? despondent?) pastor too. no one does a greater task encouraging us pastors in our vocation and giving us what we'd like for this hard, cheerful trip that's the pastoral ministry."
--Will Willimon, United Methodist bishop, retired, and Professor of the perform of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity tuition

"Bread for the Journey is a doxology sung in theological, pastoral, and ecclesiological language. Currie provides glimpses of Barth and Bonhoeffer, modern theologians and medieval poetry, Bible tales and dwelling saints, all lifted as much as aid form God's covenant humans for provider. this is often certainly a nourishing booklet; each one brief mirrored image valuable of cautious analyzing, and the total a strong testimony to Jesus Christ."
--Jill Duffield, editor, The Presbyterian Outlook

"This number of Tom Currie's weekly reflections, addressed to at least one specific seminary neighborhood throughout his thirteen-year deanship there, is now provided as a primer in trustworthy residing and pondering. Tom's scholarly brain and pastor's center achieve deeply in the course of the collected reminiscence of the Church to mine and make appropriate the treasure of its knowledge within the face of the demanding situations of those days. learn it devotionally, or in group. it is going to bless and inspire you."
--Theodore J. Wardlaw, President, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

A Presbyterian minister, Tom Currie used to be referred to as in 2001 to function the organizing dean of Union Presbyterian Seminary's campus in Charlotte, N. Carolina. in the course of his 13 years as dean, Currie wrote weekly notes to his scholars, lots of which handled the fun and demanding situations of getting ready for ministry. incorporated during this publication is a range of these notes that provide desire and concept to all who stroll alongside this path.

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