Here is a wise and practical guide for local churches learning to navigate their way forward. It is about priests and people, differently but together, transforming the Church and its locality through engaging deeply and realistically with God and with life in the world. Nearly fifteen years after his classic Transforming Priesthood, Robin Greenwood has added this fine companion volume, enriched by further research and wide experience of the Church in diverse situations.
David F. Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge
From the author of Practising Community, an experience-based theologically sound navigational guide for those charged with leading the Church into Gods future.
Jenny Dawson, ministry developer and parish priest, Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
Drawing from practical experience, Dr Greenwood provides a way of revaluing the work of the parish priest. Expanding the concept of episcope as a metaphor for the very nature and work of the church, he re-imagines Gods call towards a collaborative Church.
Malcolm Grundy, Director of the Foundation for Church Leadership, UK
Canon Robin Greenwood is Vicar of Monkseaton in Whitley Bay. He was previously Ministry Adviser in the Church in Wales, and earlier was Director of Ministry in the Diocese of Chelmsford. He is an accomplished author whose works include Transforming Priesthood, The Ministry Team Handbook and Local Ministry.