The Doctrine of the Laity Author:Findley B. Edge "Laity" is a word derived from the Greek word "laos". "Laos" means "the people of God" or "God's people." Laity includes all people who believe in and are committed to Jesus as Savior and Lord. — What is the essence of this belief and commitment? To what are the laity called? Is there a differ... more »ence between the pastor's call and any other Christian's call? "The Doctrine of the Laity" answers these and many other questions about the purpose and equipping of the laity for ministry.
Dr. Edge, in this book, moves the reader through an exploration of ourselves as the people of God, to how we are motivated for ministry, to an identification of the ministry of the laity, to a look at the redemptive mission of God and our relationship to it, to a view of the role of the pastor as equipper, to looking at how ministry may be expressed, to an understanding of the relationship of spiritual gifts and ministry. He concludes he book by making practical proposals for implementation of laity ministry.
Personal learning activities and a teaching guide are included in this volume.« less