New Life through Shared Ministry: Moving from Volunteering to Mission

by Judith Urban. Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.


This resource examines the shared ministry system as a way for congregations to support lay leaders and develop a collaborative ministry.


components of a shared ministry system, topics, suggestions, charts, examples, questions, risk assessment, supervision

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Move from a volunteer culture to a shared ministry system by following the implementation process and studying the 12 components of a successful system.
  • Build a collaborative ministry that allows lay leaders to embrace their gifts and serve accordingly by adapting the shared ministry system.

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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