Ministry in Public Places

James D. Ford

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1988

Issue: Our National Self-Understanding (Vol. 8, No 3, Summer, 1988)

Other than in a few details, there is no difference between the task of pastors, either parish or chaplain. My view of public and parish ministry is that all ministers do the same thing—preach the gospel and administer the sacraments. Nearly everything else is quickly learned over coffee and by “hanging around.”

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