Exploring Practices of Ministry (Foundations For Leaning Series)
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About "Exploring Practices of Ministry (Foundations For Leaning Series)"
Fortress Press' Foundations for Learning series prepares students for academic success through compelling resources that kick-start their educational journey into professional Christian ministry. In Exploring Practices of Ministry, Pamela Cooper-White and Michael Cooper-White share insights from their extensive experience as parish ministers, church agency executives, and seminary educators in diverse multicultural and international contexts. Pamela, an Episcopal priest who teaches pastoral theology, care, and counseling, is also a pastoral psychotherapist with an extensive clinical background. Michael, a Lutheran pastor and seminary president, is also a pilot and flight instructor and has served as a chaplain with the Civil Air Patrol. While not all readers are preparing to be ordained ministers, most will engage in many of the practices described in the book: preaching and public speaking, teaching, leading liturgies, conducting ceremonies, counseling and offering pastoral support for persons undergoing life transitions, and serving as organizational leaders in congregations, chaplaincies, social ministries, and in the public arena.
Meet the Authors
Pamela Cooper-White is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. She is author of The Cry of Tamar: Violence against Women and the Church's Response (Fortress Press, 1995). A
Michael Cooper-White (D.D. Susquehanna University)is a recognized leader and writer in Lutheran and broader ecumenical circles. Current service as president of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, with a strong tradition of solid confessional scholarship, provides a strong platform. He is the author of On a Wing and a Prayer: Faithful Leadership in the 21st Century and The Comeback God: A Theological Primer for a Life of Faith