Empowering Laity, Engaging Leaders: Tapping the Root for Ministry

by Susan E. Gillies, M. Ingrid Dvirnak. Judson Press, 2012.

This practical resource gives readers helpful approaches and suggestions for engaging laity in congregational leadership, and would be helpful for Christian congregations that struggle with finding and keeping lay leaders.


ideas for engaging lay leaders in congregational leadership, Jesus' leadership style, how to help leaders maintain spiritual health, how to develop lay leaders

Best For

lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Develop lay leaders of all ages by studying examples of Jesus' leadership style as described in this resource.
  • Build an inter-generational ministry to sustain congregational health by engaging lay leaders in life-giving ministry.

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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