The Effective Pastor A Practical Guide to the Ministry

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-10-01
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers

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What can I say to parents who have lost an infant? Where do I find the time to be a good pastor and a loving husband and father too? These are just some of the tough questions most pastors ask at one time or another. And the answers don't come easy. Robert Anderson's practical guide to the pastoral ministry highlights the many aspects of a pastor's job. his qualifications, prerequisites, and requirements, his relationships with his wife and family, his congregation, those outside the congregation, and in counseling and visitation his tasks, including worship services, the Lord's Supper and baptism, evangelism, weddings, funerals, and special events. his administrative tasks such as public relations, correspondence, Christian education, youth and music ministries, and encouraging fellowship. Here is a volume of excellent ideas, advice, and general rules for the contemporary pastor in his ever-changing ministry.

Author Biography

ROBERT C. ANDERSON served for 15 years as professor of pastoral theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and as senior pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon. He also served as adjunct professor of pastoral theology at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary at the Pacific Northwest Campus. Robert is the author of Circles of Influence: Expanding Your Leadership Capabilities in the Church and The Practical Pastor: A Practical Guide to the Ministry. Robert resides in Brush Prairie, Washington.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Pastoral Role 1. The Pastor's Character and Calling2. The Pastor's Personal Life and Study Habits3. The Pastor's Tools4. Ordination5. The Pastor's Wife Part 2: The Pastor's Relationships 6. Living in Harmony with His Family7. Shepherding and Leading His People8. Working Effectively with Church Officers9. Dealing Honorably with All10. Pastoral Visitation11. Pastoral Counseling Part 3: The Pastoral Tasks 12. A Biblical Description of the Pastor's Tasks13. Planning and Conducting the Worship Service14. Sunday Evening Services15. Midweek Activities16. Special Events17. The Lord's Supper and Baptism18. Evangelism19. Weddings20. Funerals21. Services of Child Dedication Part 4: The Pastor's Administrative Tasks 22. Planning and Managing23. Promoting Good Public Relations24. Handling Correspondence25. Conducting Church Business Meetings26. Supporting Christian Education27. Aiding the Youth Ministries28. Improving the Music Ministry29. Encouraging Fellowship30. Motivating for Stewardship31. Leading a Building Program

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