This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
From The Crucifixion of Ministry by Andrew Purves:
The crucifixion of ministry is good news! My goal in this book is to offer a perspective on ministry and illustrate a practice that liberates ministers from the grind of feeling that “it’s all up to me.” I have two themes:
- Conceiving ministry as our ministry is the root problem of what ails us in ministry today.
- Ministry should be understood as sharing in the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ, for wherever Christ is, there is the church and her ministry.
The crucifixion of our ministries is good news: “We should expect that our ministries too should die, even be killed, that they may be raised with Christ.”