The Ministry Essentials Bible, NIV 2011 ed., 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.
250 practical articles—written by well-known Christian leaders
such as Bill Hybels, Gordon MacDonald, John and Nancy Ortberg,
Billy Graham, John Stott, and Francis Chan—complement the
biblical text. The articles are divided into five main themes of
- Spiritual Leadership
- Preaching, Corporate Prayer, and Discipleship
- The Leader’s Spiritual Life
- Shepherding Others
- 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.
A Practical Resource Guide provides guidance on various pastoral
functions such as weddings, baptisms, and funerals.