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Author: Jim Vogel, Editor


A Guide for God's Faithful Servant

Pastoral ministry is not a vocation for novices. The complexity of pastoral service requires the wisdom and experience of a veteran pastor. Every young pastor needs a "been-there-done-that" perspective like Paul provided to inexperienced Timothy as he embarked on his ministry.

The Pastor: A Guide for God's Faithful Servant provides wise counsel on the basics of pastoring. Learn from a number of seasoned pastors with ministry guidance that will further equip you for the good work of shepherding the church of the living God.

Find insight and instruction for your pastoral ministry:

Personal Priorities•

  • The Call to the Ministry, Dan Davey •
  • The Spiritual Life of the Pastor, Tim White •
  • Marriage and Family, Mike Peck •
  • Character and Integrity, Matthew Morrell
  • •Pastoral Ethics and Decorum, Tim Jordan

Core Responsibilities•

  • Preaching and Teaching the Word of God, Gary Gromacki •
  • The Important Role of the Bishop, Ken Floyd •
  • Pastoral Care, Ernie Schmidt
  • •Biblical Counseling, Jeff Newman •
  • Evangelism and the Pastor, Pat Nemmers •
  • The Priority and Practice of Making Disciples, Don McCall •
  • Visioneering, Stephen Viars

Primary Competencies•

  • Developing a Local Church Educational Strategy, John Greening •
  • The Support of Committed Men, Will Hatfield
  • •Guiding the Staff, Don Shirk
  • •Working with Volunteers, Jon Jenks
  • Planting Churches, Ken Davis •
  • Guiding the Local Outreach Program, Jim Vogel
  • •A Good Indicator, George Prinzing
  • •Overseeing the Church's Corporate Worship Gathering, Ken Pyne
  • •Ministering Effectively to Marriages and Families, Scott Poling •
  • Leading Effectively through Change, Mike Augsburger •
  • Guiding the Missions Program, Gary L. Anderson •
  • Dealing with Church Conflict, Randal L. Gilmore •
  • Sunday School: Boring or Soaring? Jack Austin •
  • Dealing with the Troublemaker, Duke Crawford •
  • Working with Various Age Groups, Dave Rockwell
  • •Handling Transition with Wisdom and Grace, Rich Van Heukelum •

Special Situations•

  • Pastoral Internships, Joel Dunlop
  • •The Bi-vocational Pastor, Kevin Subra •
  • The Interim Pastor, Lee D. Kliewer •
  • The Associate Pastor, Bruce Snyder