Edwards, William R.; Ferguson, John C. A.; Van Dixhoorn, Chad
"We must bear in mind that in the ministry, as in other pursuits, success results only from continuous ans systematic labor. Usefulness is not a mere accident...Understand, then...I do not bring to you any short and easy method to ministerial usefulness and success. I have nothing but the good message of work..."
Applied to the pastoral ministry, Jesus' words teach that the ministry is a selfless service...whose concerns are not for his own advantage, pleasures and well being, but the welfare of those he serves. - From the Foreword