Collaborative Ministry has become a ‘buzz phrase’ in the church, following on from phrases such as ‘every member ministry’ and ‘the priesthood of all believers’. It is referred to by those who speak and write about leadership, the Church and outreach, but what exactly does it mean? And does it fit with existing leadership structures?This book comprehensively explores the theology and practice of this style of ‘being church’, considering the implications for churches both large and small. A central section provides foundational Bible studies, unpacking the themes of authority, acceptance and covenant, while an appendix of group study material offers help for churches considering a collaborative approach.The Author, David Robertson, is a vicar in Yorkshire, England. He has ministered in rural, suburban and urban deprived areas, developing collaborative ministry for the past 25 years in two very different parts of the country.Review: ‘Intelligently biblical, spiritually wise, challenging and perceptive’ Canon Dr Jeremy Duff, Director of Lifelong Learning, Liverpool Diocese.‘David Robertson takes us to the theological heart of the matter by reminding us that collaborative ministry, properly understood, is about grace’ The Rt Revd Colin Bennetts, Bishop of Coventry (1998-2008).