CHURCH VOCATIONS: Looking Forward to a Career by Joan Thatcher

CHURCH VOCATIONS: Looking Forward to a Career

Email this review


Thatcher, an ordained Baptist minister, addresses those young people whom ""God calls to a life of service in the church,"" and her conversational tone and evident humanity are attuned to her intended readers. Martin Luther King and the Berrigans, along with various unkown but socially committed clergymen and women, are among the examples cited in her ecumenical survey of a minister's duties and possible niches; not surprisingly, there is a chapter on women ministers and another on church-related occupations from parochial school teacher to cantor. A list of theological schools might have been useful, but all in all Thatcher's people-oriented approach is probably more appropriate than the usual career book compilations of organizations, institutions, qualifications, etc.

Pub Date: May 3rd, 1976
Page count: 108pp
Publisher: Dillon