Lay Ecclesial Ministry: Pathways Toward the Future

Lay Ecclesial Ministry: Pathways Toward the Future

By: Zeni Fox (author), Seton Hall University (author), Hoey Hoey (contributor), Zeni Fox (contributor), Regina Bechtle (contributor), Sharon A. Euart (contributor), Michael J. Brough (contributor), Juliana Casey (contributor), Richard R. Gaillardetz (contributor), Hahnenberg Hahnenberg (contributor)Paperback

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The role of lay ecclesial ministers-professionally prepared laity who serve in leadership roles-is becoming critically more important in the life of the Catholic Church. In Lay Ecclesial Ministry, theologians and pastoral leaders from diverse disciplines provide a deeper understanding, envision future direction, and offer inspiration for these new ministers and the community of the church.

About Author

Zeni Fox is professor of pastoral theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University. She is the author of New Ecclesial Ministry: Lay Professionals Serving the Church and co-editor of Called and Chosen: Toward a Spirituality for Lay Leaders. She served as an advisor to the Bishops' Subcommittee which developed the document Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord.


Foreword Preface Part I: Response to Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord Chapter 1: Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Pastoral Perspective on Its Reception H. Richard McCord, Jr. Chapter 2: The Theological Reception of Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord Richard R.Gaillardetz Part II: Mining Our Theological Tradition Chapter 3: Ministry in the New Testament Emil A. Wcela Chapter 4: Being a Ministering Church: Insights from History Thomas F. O'Meara, O.P. Chapter 5: Theology of Lay Ecclesial Ministry: Future Trajectories Edward P. Hahnenberg Chapter 6: Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Ritual Catherine Vincie, RHSHM Chapter 7: Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Parish Leadership Options: Canonical Reflections in Light of Co-Workers in the Vineyard Sharon A. Euart, RSM Part III: Mining Our Spiritual Tradition Chapter 8: Spirit Guides and Table Companions: Saints as Models for Lay Ecclesial Ministers Regina Bechtle, S.C. Chapter 9: Formation for Lay Ministry: Learnings from Religious Life Juliana Casey, IHM Part IV: Implications for Pastoral Practice Chapter 10: The Call of Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord for Cultural Diversity in Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Programs William H. Johnson Chapter 11: Adopting Effective Human Resource Development Strategies for the Catholic Church in the United States Michael J. O'Louhglin with Michael J. Brough Chapter 12: Strengthening Ministerial Leadership: Perspectives from Systems Theory Zeni Fox Index About the Contributors

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  • ISBN13: 9781442201859
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 242
  • ID: 9781442201859
  • weight: 372
  • ISBN10: 1442201851

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