THE MINISTRY OF THE LAPPY by Francis  Ayres

THE MINISTRY OF THE LAPPY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Basically this book is a timely challenge to the Church- and the people in it think some new, hard thoughts about the ways in which the laity may, and must, exercise a ministry which is other than a way of aiding and strengthening the ordained ministry of the Church. The Church must to face inward and change its direction, structure and daily life. To begin with, as many laymen as possible must be encouraged to see themselves as ministers. In these pages the Rev. Francis O. Ayres, director of the Parishfield Community, a lay training center, at Brighton, Michigan, spells out what the ministry of the means for men and women in their daily lives. He describes the way those who feel urged to respond to their call to this ministry may do so, and also the various elements of a Christian ""style of life."" The book is both Biblical and theological but is at the same time eminently readable, illuminating, and readily understood. The lay-minister does not need to be a Seminary graduate; he is Everyman. Layman and clergy too, will be not only informed, but challenged and inspired.

Publisher: Westminster Press