As the reliance on lay ministers increases, the study of the lay leader becomes crucial. In Lay Leaders of Worship, Kathleen H. Brown explores the possibilities and requirements for lay ministers by incorporating personal experience, Scripture, and expert studies. Brown describes the ministerial identity of allay leader of worship in terms of authority, spirituality, skills, and relationships. Practical suggestions for the spiritual formation and growth of allay leader of worship are also provided.
Chapters under Part One, The Identity of the Lay Leader of Prayer, are “Authority,” “Spirituality,” “Relationships,” and “Skills.” Chapters under Part Two, The Formation of Lay Leaders of Prayer, are “Approaches to Adult Spiritual Formation,” “A Model Formation Program,” and “A Renewed Vision of Spiritual Leadership.”
Kathleen H. Brown, DMin, is a regional director at De Sales Spiritual Center in Washington, D.C. She is also faculty member of the Washington Theological Union and a pastoral associate at St. Ann Catholic Church in Arlington, Virginia.