Lives Entrusted: An Ethic of Trust for Ministry

by Barbara J. Blodgett. Fortress Press, 2008.

This resource looks at topics such as misconduct, authenticity, testimony, vulnerability, and power within the context of trust --- how clergy and laity can build trust with intentionality and purpose.


notes, index, questions and answers, gossip versus testimony, fostering trust

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Examine how clergy and laity can work to build a culture of trust within your congregation by discussing the questions and answers section of this book.
  • Refer to this resource during periods of change and vulnerability for guidance on transparency.

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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