Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Abolition of the Laity: Vocation Work and Ministry in Biblical Perspective [Paperback]

By R.Paul Stevens (Author)
Our Price $ 17.84  
Retail Value $ 20.99  
You Save $ 3.15  (15%)  
Item Number 61679  
Buy New $17.84
Out Of Stock!
Discontinued - Out Of Print
The manufacturer has discontinued this product and no longer offers it for sale. We are unable to obtain more stock.

Item Specifications...

Pages   296
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.75" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   1.01 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2000
Publisher   AUTHENTIC UK
ISBN  0853649820  
EAN  9780853649823  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
Throughout history the church has been composed of two types of people: those who 'do' ministry and those to whom it is 'done'. Those jobs that have an obvious direct impact on the kingdom of God are traditionally seen as superior, with so called 'secular' jobs being graded according to their Christian value. Exploring the theological, structural and cultural reasons for treating lay people as objects of ministry, Paul Stevens argues that the idea of a select few who minister to others has no foundation in scripture. We must get behind the clergy-laity debate and find out what God originally intended for his people. All Christians are called to belong to God; to be his people in faith, hope, love and holiness; and to do his work in the church and world. We live in a post vocational world where 'vocation' or 'calling' is generally equated with 'occupation' or 'career' and seems to have a particular significance for those in full time Christian work. Stevens shows from scripture that calling is first and foremost to someone before it is to do something. It is a call to salvation, a call to holiness and a call to service, issued to God's people as a hole and to each member of the community. For too long peoples' everyday lives have been separated from the communal life of the church. Churches should rather, recognise, support and equip people for mission in the workplaces, neighbourhoods and other spheres of influence so that they can proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in a complex world of principalities and powers that resist God. R. Paul Stevens is professor of applied theology, Regent college, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Buy Abolition of the Laity: Vocation Work and Ministry in Biblical Perspective by R.Paul Stevens from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780853649823 & 0853649820

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Abolition of the Laity: Vocation Work and Ministry in Biblical Perspective by R.Paul Stevens today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About R.Paul Stevens

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General   [31520  similar products]

Reviews - What do our customers think?

Be the first to write a review about Abolition of the Laity: Vocation Work and Ministry in Biblical Perspective

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support