Preparation For Ministry
Preparation For Ministry deals with important issues relating to a call to the Christian ministry, theological training, and entry into pastoral work. The author has written it out of his own rich experience as a student, a pastor, and...
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Preparation For Ministry deals with important issues relating to a call to the Christian ministry, theological training, and entry into pastoral work.
The author has written it out of his own rich experience as a student, a pastor, and a seminary teacher. Those contemplating entry into the Christian ministry will benefit greatly from his practical advice on such subjects as coming to faith, the call to the ministry, pre-theological study, and choosing a theological college or seminary.
Those already in theological training or who have recently entered into ministry will also find much to help them within these pages on such topics as the theological course, early ministry, and staying fresh.
A brief bibliography is provided, and the book also contains useful appendices, including:
- a guide to preparatory reading
- a short guide to sermon preparation
- C H Spurgeon's The Minister's Self-Watch
- B B Warfield's The Religious Life of Theological Students
"Here are first principles for those who wonder if they are being called to the ministry, guidance for those in training, and wisdom for those already engaged in the work. That Preparation for Ministry comes from the desk of Allan Harman - Pastor, Professor, and Principal - is all the recommendation it needs. First class!"
- Sinclair B Ferguson
Rev.Professor Harman (ThD., Westminster Theological Seminary, ThD., (honoris causa) Australian College of Theology) has recently retired from the posts of Principal and Professor of Old Testament at the Presbyterian Theological College in Melbourne Australia. He has taught graduate courses at Ontario Theological Seminary, Toronto and Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson. Prof.Harman is the author of a number of quite original commentaries Deuteronomy and Isaiah in the Focus on the Bible Series, and The Book of Daniel in the Evangelical Press Study Commentary.