From Midterms to Ministry

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From Midterms to Ministry
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The distinguished contributors to this volume---ministers, scholars, and theological educators---share personal reflections on the sometimes-difficult transition from being a seminarian to becoming a minister. Based on their own life experiences, they address the two related but different "worlds" of theological school and ministry setting, each with its own set of expectations, values, challenges, focal points, and rewards.

Contributors include:

  • Wallace M. Alston Jr.
  • Ray S. Anderson
  • M. Craig Barnes
  • Elizabeth F. Caldwell
  • Allan Hugh Cole Jr.
  • Pamela D. Couture
  • Kathy Dawson
  • Carrie Doehring
  • Michael Jinkins
  • L. Gregory Jones
  • Susan Pendleton Jones
  • James F. Kay
  • Cleophus J. LaRue
  • Thomas G. Long
  • Loren B. Mead
  • Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
  • Earl F. Palmer
  • Stephanie Paulsell
  • Anthony B. Robinson
  • Carol L. Schnabl Schweitzer
  • Theodore J. Wardlaw
  • Traci C. West
  • William H. Willimon
  • J. Philip Wogaman
  • Karen Marie Yust

Endorsements


“It would be hard to imagine a finer
assembly of authors to comment on the fragile and vital transition from
seminary to congregation. These essays are, without exception,
theologically sound, contextually relevant and, above all, both candid
and hopeful. This volume deserves a place on the bookshelf of all new
leaders in ministry. It is a gem.” -David Lose, Luther Seminary


“Allan Cole’s From Midterms to Ministry is the perfect gift for
the graduating seminarian about to be ordained to pastoral ministry.
Twenty-five women and men, from a broad range of experiences,
theological perspectives, and Protestant traditions, write honestly
about what they experienced and learned making their own transitions
from midterms to ministry. Here is wisdom essential for every beginning
pastor, and a refresher that will be helpful to even the most
experienced minister about to take up a new call. There is something
here for everyone concerned about pastoral ministry in America today.
For those interested in the challenges in theological education for
parish ministry, Will Willimon’s contribution alone is worth the
purchase of the book!” -Fred R. Anderson, Madison Avenue Presbyterian
Church, New York City


“A fine reader for the newly ordained pastor! A rich diversity of
authors invites new pastors to find a space for reflection within these
pages. The depth of theological insight and autobiographical hindsight
on crossing the boundary from seminary life to parish life is long
overdue. The essays paint an honest picture of theological education
that continues into the first year of ministry and beyond. Helpful
questions and perspectives are raised without simply making a long list
of ‘all the things I should have learned in seminary.’ Any new pastor
reading this book will be surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.”
-David A. Davis, Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, New Jersey



Editor


Allan Hugh Cole Jr. is the Nancy
Taylor Williamson Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Austin
Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas.
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Product Description

The distinguished contributors to this volume---ministers, scholars, and theological educators---share personal reflections on the sometimes-difficult transition from being a seminarian to becoming a minister. Based on their own life experiences, they address the two related but different "worlds" of theological school and ministry setting, each with its own set of expectations, values, challenges, focal points, and rewards.

Contributors include:

  • Wallace M. Alston Jr.
  • Ray S. Anderson
  • M. Craig Barnes
  • Elizabeth F. Caldwell
  • Allan Hugh Cole Jr.
  • Pamela D. Couture
  • Kathy Dawson
  • Carrie Doehring
  • Michael Jinkins
  • L. Gregory Jones
  • Susan Pendleton Jones
  • James F. Kay
  • Cleophus J. LaRue
  • Thomas G. Long
  • Loren B. Mead
  • Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
  • Earl F. Palmer
  • Stephanie Paulsell
  • Anthony B. Robinson
  • Carol L. Schnabl Schweitzer
  • Theodore J. Wardlaw
  • Traci C. West
  • William H. Willimon
  • J. Philip Wogaman
  • Karen Marie Yust

Endorsements

“It would be hard to imagine a finer assembly of authors to comment on the fragile and vital transition from seminary to congregation. These essays are, without exception, theologically sound, contextually relevant and, above all, both candid and hopeful. This volume deserves a place on the bookshelf of all new leaders in ministry. It is a gem.” -David Lose, Luther Seminary

“Allan Cole’s From Midterms to Ministry is the perfect gift for the graduating seminarian about to be ordained to pastoral ministry. Twenty-five women and men, from a broad range of experiences, theological perspectives, and Protestant traditions, write honestly about what they experienced and learned making their own transitions from midterms to ministry. Here is wisdom essential for every beginning pastor, and a refresher that will be helpful to even the most experienced minister about to take up a new call. There is something here for everyone concerned about pastoral ministry in America today. For those interested in the challenges in theological education for parish ministry, Will Willimon’s contribution alone is worth the purchase of the book!” -Fred R. Anderson, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City

“A fine reader for the newly ordained pastor! A rich diversity of authors invites new pastors to find a space for reflection within these pages. The depth of theological insight and autobiographical hindsight on crossing the boundary from seminary life to parish life is long overdue. The essays paint an honest picture of theological education that continues into the first year of ministry and beyond. Helpful questions and perspectives are raised without simply making a long list of ‘all the things I should have learned in seminary.’ Any new pastor reading this book will be surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.” -David A. Davis, Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, New Jersey

Editor

Allan Hugh Cole Jr. is the Nancy Taylor Williamson Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU 2635
Subtitle Practical Theologians on Pastoral Beginnings
Author/Speaker Allan Hugh Cole, Jr. - Editor
ISBN 9780802840028
Translator No
Language English
Pages 324
Binding Paperback
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans
Copyright 2008
Edition No
Print Date No
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