Today, there exists a provocative need for a model of ministry that functions as a mediating structure to provoke a Christian identity and a secular relevance. Many classical as well as modern models of ministry appear to stress either a Christian identity or secular relevance. However, both qualities are essential to a comprehensive and current model of ministry. In Sketching a Scheme, author Stuart Wilson presents a friendship model of ministry that is both traditionally faithful and worldly pertinent.
Stuart Thomas Wilson is an ordained Presbyterian Minister and has pastured churches in North and South Carolina, Alabama, and Virginia. He received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia.
1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Function of the Friendship Model of Ministry as a Mediating Structure Chapter 3 The Friendship Model of Ministry as a Contemporary Sociological Mediating Structure Chapter 4 The Friendship Model of Ministry as a Normative Theological Mediating Structure Chapter 5 The Friendship Model of Ministry as a Prospective Pastoral Mediating Structure Chapter 6 The Friendship Model of Ministry in Speculative Reflection Chapter 7 Conclusion