Ministry is nothing more and nothing less than joining in God’s continued action in the world.
That’s a quote from Andrew Root’s phenomenal book The Relational Pastor, and when I put it on Twitter a few weeks ago, I was surprised by how enthusiastically it was retweeted.
I like it as a definition of ministry because it resonates strongly with my own experience and theology of ministry. The implications of really believing and practicing this are staggering. It has completely changed the way I think of and practice ministry (for the better).
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