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Self-supporting Ministry By John Lees

Self-supporting Ministry
by John Lees

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Self-supporting Ministry: A Practical Guide by John Lees

The distinctive contribution of volunteer clergy has never been more important to the church than it is today. SSMs are wonderfully non-standard. They have a range of motivations, working patterns and training needs, and are deployed in a wide variety of ways. Sometimes under-used, sometimes overworked, they are often offered few opportunities for role development after their ministry begins. They may feel unrecognized and under-supported, with church leaders making wrong assumptions about their ability and willingness to be involved. But as the church turns increasingly to its volunteer minsters, there are encouraging signs of more creative deployment of this great resource. John Lees' lively, authoritative guide - featuring many stories and case studies - will be welcomed by those already involved in, and those considering, this ministry. Celebrating the gradual reinvention of SSM, it offers strategies to greatly improve working practice for those in an associate role.

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Self-supporting Ministry Reviews

"This handbook is full of sound common sense . . . [it] is both an encouragement and a challenge in the task of re-imagining ministry today.', Robert Atwell, Bishop of Exeter;'John Lees looks to cover the territory well, to have walked the talk, to have been trusted by bishops and dioceses, and he can obviously produce a best seller.', John Pritchard, former Bishop of Oxford;'When I read John's writing, two things happen. First, I feel as if he's standing right there, personally advising me. And second, I always come away thinking over the issue in a new way. It's a rare, but very useful, gift.', Sarah Green, Associate Editor, Harvard Business Review;For years, John Lees has been the smartest voice in career coaching. His insight and advice are a must-read for anyone entering today's competitive job market.', Rebecca Alexander, Dossier Editor, Psychologies Magazine;John Lees' advice on careers is always useful and interesting and often surprising and even fascinating. From getting ahead to changing your career completely, this book is great guide to navigating the treacherous waters of the modern workplace.', Rhymer Rigby, writer of the FT's Careerist column and author of 28 Business Thinkers Who Changed The World and The Careerist.;'John Lees is the Career Professional's professional - the doyen of careers experts. His books and advice have helped countless numbers of people to enjoy better, more fulfilling careers.', Dr Harry Freedman, Career and Business Strategist, Hanover Executive"

About John Lees

John Lees is Associate Priest in Holyford Mission Community in East Devon and Bishop's Officer for Self-Supporting Ministry for the Diocese of Exeter. He has served for 12 years as an SSM, working as a parish priest but also as Assistant DDO for Chester, where he was co-leader of the Headway leadership programme. He was previously a Pastoral Tutor on the Northern Ordination Course. John's day job is working as a career coach. He writes, speaks and broadcasts extensively about work and careers. He is the author of 12 books on work and careers, including Secrets of Resilient People and the best-selling How to Get a Job You Love.

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Self-supporting Ministry: A Practical Guide by John Lees
John Lees
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