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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 21.99
Beginning Ministry Together is about the transition period between the announcement that one pastor is leaving and the time when another pastor is well settled. The message brought by Roy Oswald and colleagues Jim and Ann Heath is that this is not an impossible time to be survived only with a lot of expert help. Rather, even though the task is complex,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 18.99
Most churches have sought out a new pastor many times, yet search committees often feel as though they are inventing the process from scratch. In The Pastoral Search Journey, John Vonhof provides detailed guidance for search committees to ensure a good match between pastor and congregation. This is Vonhof's third book about the pastoral search -- but... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 14.99
Parishioners today look to their congregations to feed their spiritual hunger. But many members and clergy are not sure how the words "congregation" and "spirituality" fit together. Author Celia Hahn interviewed 30 lay people and clergy from five Episcopal congregations to discover their stories of congregational spirituality and to help them identify... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1990; US$ 14.99
Leaving a pastorate is hard on both congregation and pastor. Learn how to make this transition a growth experience for all. Written for congregations and pastors, Saying Goodbye skillfully weaves accounts from clergy, laity, and educators of seven denominations with White's own insight as a former General Presbyter to create a resource for meaningful... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1989; US$ 14.99
Roy Oswald, who ministers to pastors with great compassion, perceptiveness, and skill, now brings eight more years of field experience to an updated edition of "New Beginnings." Important new material includes: More wisdom about how to take care of yourself in the midst of the stress of transition...how to get clear about your role in your new parish...how... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 8.99
So You?re on the Search Committee focuses on the experience of pastoral search committees and the unique role that laity in most denominations play in this crucial process. Because a change of pastors is, as Alban Institute founder Loren Mead puts it, a ?critical moment of ministry,? participation as a member of a search committee is a big investment... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 14.99
Hobgood examines new pressures on clergy that are emerging in the "post-Christendom era:" financial stresses; the effects of a conflicted and confrontational culture; the needs of an increasing number of people living broken or dependent lives; dysfunctional behavior on the part of pastors and parishioners; questions regarding clergy respect and job... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 17.99
Based on an intensive study of five cooperative ministry ventures, this thought-provoking book looks at how each takes a unique approach in addressing its own mission context. From rural ministries in North Dakota and West Virginia, to ambitious community development projects in Alabama and Maine, to intensive urban mission in Milwaukee, these engaging... more...