Every Christian is Christ's freeman, and he has a right to labor for Christ in any place where his Master opens a door, and he is to seek diligently to ascertain where the door is opened for him.
What is ministry, exactly? What does it mean to be called, qualified or ordained? More importantly, how can we approach such topics Biblically?
Renowned American educator Francis Wayland addresses all of these questions and more in this ministry field guide steeped in the historical Baptist perspective.
Wayland lived during a time when the United States was experiencing a great shortage in ministers, and in his view growing apathy towards the ministry and increasingly restrictive church bureaucracy were chief causes for the shortage. To overcome these challenges, he worked at democratizing ministry by emphasizing that it is for every believer - not just a select educated few - and he helped usher in a return to ministry's first century apostolic roots.
Ultimately, Baptist Distinctives of Ministry is a powerful reminder for believers of any age that each of us has an active role to play in God's work.