The Ministry Essentials Bible is designed to equip church and parachurch leaders, missionaries, laypeople, and ministry leaders of all kinds with the practical tools they need to manage everyday ministry issues. It provides busy leaders with succinct, wise, and applicable viewpoints on the most common facets of Christian leadership.

What’s Inside?

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250 practical articles—written by well-known Christian leaders such as Bill Hybels, Gordon MacDonald, John and Nancy Ortberg, John Stott, and Francis Chan—complement the biblical text. The articles are divided into five main themes of ministry: 1) Spiritual Leadership, 2) Preaching, Corporate Prayer, and Discipleship, 3) The Leader’s Spiritual Life, 4) Shepherding Others, and 5) Evangelism and Social Justice

The individual articles within this Bible provide basic overviews on topics from managing and motivating volunteers, to managing conflict, to ministering to someone with an eating disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. This unique content is from the archives of Christianity Today, and is not found in any other Bibles on the market.

-250 helpful articles interspersed throughout the Scriptures
-Resource list for further reading
-Two ribbon markers