Reimagining Ministry is a response to growing dissatisfaction with existing models of ministry. David Heywood diagses the problems of our traditional understanding and proposes a new model that embraces both the ministry of the whole Church and of the ordained within it. He places mission at the heart of the Church's life, explaining the way in which the Church's understanding of mission has developed over the past generation and showing how the shape of the Church and its ministry grow out of the mission of God. Reimaging Ministry is an intensely practical book, drawing on concrete examples, placing these within a well-argued biblical and theological framework and making proposals for the future of ministry.
The Revd Dr David Heywood is Director of Pastoral Studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon. He was ordained as an Anglican Priest in 1986 and has worked in parish ministry for 20 years.