By David Tustin

FEW BOOKS ON episcopacy take care of the interior lifestyles or functional difficulties of being a bishop, yet this quantity offers an inside of view. It describes the preliminary problem of changing to a brand new position with little coaching, and shows the most ongoing pressures. This account combines own adventure with theological reflection.
Convinced that being comes prior to doing, David Tustin first considers important parts within the bishop’s own lifestyle: internal lifestyles, outer way of life, domestic and hospitality, and cautious use of time. the reason of what bishops truly do is then tested in seven key components, including feedback approximately translating beliefs into reality:
teamwork; taking good care of humans inside and past the church; engaging in worship; spreading the Christian message; sending new ministers; construction bridges in society and in the church; fostering obvious Christian unity.
Emphasis is laid on bishops sharing their ministry with others, and attaining out past the church.
This ebook deals examples of fine perform. It attracts jointly assets helpful for brand new bishops, together with excerpts from vintage writers (Gregory the nice and Bernard of Clairvaux) and tips that could an ecumenical diversity of up to date fabric not going to be within the fingers of such a lot readers. it truly is proper to all who percentage in senior church management. A bibliography and index are included.

DAVID TUSTIN used to be Bishop of Grimsby from 1979 to 2000, and because retirement has been an assistant bishop within the diocese of Lincoln. He was once provided a Lambeth DD in 1998 in attractiveness of his contribution to Christian solidarity, either during this nation and across the world.

'The ultimate part argues that bishops, at the least different ministers, desire reliable preliminary education, periodic evaluate and carrying on with expert development.  It additionally appears at how bishops can comply with energetic retirement.'

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