Discipled Leadership

The Nuts and Bolts of Being Successful Parish Leaders

by Rev. Benjamin A. Vima



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/17/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781490792750
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781490792699

About the Book

The content of the book is a keen observation and thorough analysis and transparent proclamation on Church leadership with all its bright and dark sides as of today. In the light of Jesus’ Gospel-democracy, leadership here zooms out to all humans who have committed to Jesus as their Master who has granted them reciprocally in their Baptismal birth a big share in his leadership. Together with leadership-right Jesus too has put before them many demanding missives and indispensable duties to be fulfilled. This book is made of three sections: Genesis of discipled leadership; Master’s personal demands from discipled leaders; and His official demands from them in executing discipled-leadership. It is a book of the day when thousand and one heinous complains and reports, blasted out in social media against the political and social leadership and very sadly against religious and spiritual leaders. Some of those reports may be probably out of proportion; but almost 85% of them are experiential, legally-investigated and publicly confessed and testified by so many eyewitnesses. Author Fr. Vima assures, if the content of the book is meditated and prayed, chapter by chapter, there will be lot of spiritual and mental gain and support for the readers, especially those who struggle in their management of critical leadership in the Church environment.

About the Author

Rev. Benjamin A. Vima has been a diocesan priest for forty four years, performed his pastoral ministry in various parishes both in India and USA as well. He holds two masters: one in Religious Communications from Loyola University of Chicago and another in People’s Theater Communications from University of Illinois at Chicago Campus. He too has gone through a postgraduate program in Pastoral Ministries at Oral Robert University, Tulsa, USA. Besides his pastoral services in parishes, he has been the founder and the first executive director of Sathangai, an archdiocesan center for Catholic Communications in Madurai, South India. He is a liturgical and social music composer and publisher. He has produced and published many volumes of Tamil liturgical hymns under the title Isaithen (The Musical Honey). Plus, he has authored several books-self-published, consisting of Scriptural reflections and Catholic Christian spirituality. At present being retired from his parish administration, he continues to spend his time in performing in the States, Jesus’ ministry of praying, writing and visiting the sick and the homebound. He too continues to accept calls from various churches around the world to perform God’s redemptive works, especially to preach retreats and missions.