Born of Water, Born of Spirit: Supporting the Ministry of the Baptized in Small Congregations

by Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, Fredica Harris Thompsett. Rowman & Littlefield, 2010.


This resource reveals the potential for collaborative ministry within small congregations and considers theology, leadership, and the foundations of church, faith, and ministry.


collaborative ministry, theology, leadership, examples of congregations who embraced the movement of the Holy Spirit

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Harness the power of uncertainty and anxiety to lead to a deeper understanding of ministry by considering the stories of congregations in similar situations.
  • Create an environment conducive for collaborative ministry in a small congregation by embracing the Holy Spirit and recommitting the congregation to its baptismal vows.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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