On Vocal Ministry
On Vocal Ministry: Nurturing the Community Through Listening and Faithfulness
Barry Crossno and J. Brent Bill describe in fresh language some of the traditional ways to tell if you’re being used by the Spirit to minister to the meeting or if you’re in the grip of a human desire to speak. The authors include a clear list of queries to ask yourself before standing up. What is new and not at all traditional are the examples that contrast prophetic ministry with partisan political speech, and a section on how to address racist and homophobic messages delivered during worship. A diagram lays out in visual form the steps for discerning whether to speak. Discussion questions are also included.
Read an interview with Barry and Brent here.Pendle Hill Publications, 2019