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All scripture quotations on the allbelievers website are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.  Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

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IVP Study Bible, 3rd Edition (Oxford: Lion Publishing plc, 1996)

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David Watson, Discipleship (Sevenoaks: Hodder and Stoughton, 1981) pp18,20

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Richard Foster, Streams of Living Water (London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1999)

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, trans RH Fuller (New York: Macmillan, 1963) p47

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A report prepared by a Working Group of the Church of England Board of Education, Called to New Life: The World of Lay Discipleship (London: Church House Publishing, 1999)

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John Tiller, A Strategy for the Church's Ministry (London: CIO Publishing, 1983)

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GS MISC 389, a publication of the General Synod of the Church of England, Christian Education and Training for the 21st Century - What are YOUR Priorities? (London: Church House Bookshop, 1999)

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MAH Melinsky, The Shape of the Ministry (Norwich: The Canterbury Press, 1992)

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Robin Greenwood, Practising Community (London: SPCK, 1996)

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In Luscombe and Shreeve (eds), What is a Minister?

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Called to Love and Praise; Statements and Reports of the Methodist Church on Faith and Order, Volume Two, Part One (1984-2000) p 47

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P McIsaac, The Role of the Laity in the Church, in ed Terry Charlton, Spirituality for Lay Christians (Nairobi: Pauline Publications, 2000) p 155

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Peterborough Community Church - Vision: Purposes (2001)

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GW Kuhrt, An Introduction to Christian Ministry (London: Church House Publishing, 2000)

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R Paul Stephens, The Abolition of the Laity  (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 1999) pp132-2, 139

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Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry, Faith and Order Paper III (Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1982).  Quotations from pages 20 and ix.