Ministry in the Trenches
Author: Dr. C. D. Tinsley

Ministry in the Trenches: Juvenile Detention Chaplaincy Reflection, Thought, and Prayer

Ministry in the Trenches is a compilation of articles from Ministering Together, the newsletter of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County California (formerly the Council of Churches). The manuscript offers an intimate overview of the nature, and evolution, of a specialized ministerial practice as chronicled and illustrated by the Rev. Dr. Charles D. Tinsley, a Presbyterian minister (Presbyterian Church, USA). He served as the full-time chaplain for that San Francisco Bay Area county’s juvenile detention facilities for twenty-four years, 1994 through 2018.

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