This work is written by a well-known author. There is now extensive experience of collaborative ministry (where the minister works with a team of ministers and lay people) and this book reflects the energy and hope which come from this experience. It looks at how ministers are trained to work collaboratively, how congregations learn this new attitude, how it relates to a mission-shaped church and the leadership and new patterns of community which go with it. Dan Hardy reflects at the end, putting all the experience into the context of the future of the church.
Robin Greenwood has been the leader of development in local Ministry both in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He is a parish priest in Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, and has been Provincial Officer for Ministry in the Church in Wales, and Director of Ministry in Chelmsford Diocese.