“The Authority of the Laity” by Verna Dozier

UnknownFirst published in 1982, Verna Dozier’s “The Authority of the Laity” still provides a positive, powerful and challenging call for the ministry of the laity in the world.

Sunday, January 18 and Sunday, January 25, all are welcome to join in a conversation about this compelling work and how we can respond.

Here’s the link to the front page of Verna Dozier’s Authority of the Laity (reproduced with permission from Rowman and Littlefield Publishing):

laity 1

Here’s the link to

Chapter 1: The People of God Diverted


Chapter 2: Between the Biblical Lines

Laity Chapters 1 and 2

Here’s the link to

Chapter 3: The New Reformation


Chapter 4: The Ministry of the Laity

laity chapters 3 and 4