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Pastoral theology; United States

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  • In It for the Long Haulby Glenn E. Ludwig

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 13.99

    When pastors and congregations come together in ministry, they generally do so with the hope that the relationship will be long-lasting and dynamic. The reality, however, is that long-term pastorates are an increasingly rare phenomenon in congregations. White there are many reasons that most pastors can only sustain their ministries in a parish for... more...

  • Preventing Sexual Abuse in Congregationsby Karen A. McClintock

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 17.99

    Are you ready to abuse-proof your congregation? If one child or adult is spared the confusing ordeal of unwanted touch, it will be worth your time to read this book. In this comprehensive resource, Methodist pastor and pastoral psychologist Karen McClintock demonstrates that sexual abuse in congregations is preventable and gives clergy and lay leaders... more...

  • Know Your Story and Lead with Itby Richard L. Hester; Kelli Walker-Jones

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 17.99

    Knowing your story is an essential component of effective leadership, but finding your story among the myriad narratives that fill your life isn't a simple task. Richard L. Hester and Kelli Walker-Jones have offered a path to finding your own story amid the powerful family and cultural narratives that may be obscuring your vision. The aim of this book... more...

  • Becoming the Pastor You Hope to Beby Barbara J. Blodgett

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 16.99

    Becoming the Pastor You Hope to Be unapologetically urges clergy readers to develop practices that will help them become more excellent ministers. A long-time field educator, now serving as a denominational staff person responsible for ministerial formation, Barbara Blodgett believes excellence is a matter of doing simple things with care and consistency.... more...

  • The Hidden Lives of Congregationsby Israel Galindo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 17.99

    Faced with crisis, lack of direction, or just plain "stuckness," many congregations and their leaders are content to deal only with surface issues and symptoms?only to discover that the same problems keep recurring, often in different, and more serious, ways. In The Hidden Lives of Congregations , Christian educator and consultant Israel Galindo... more...

  • Leadership in Congregationsby Richard Bass

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 17.99

    This new book in Alban's Harvesting the Learnings Series gathers the collected wisdom of over 10 years of Alban research and reflection on what it means to be a leader in a congregation, how our perceptions of leadership are changing, and exciting new directions for leadership in the future. With pieces by such diverse church leaders as Graham Standish,... more...

  • Blessed Connectionsby Judith Schwanz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 16.99

    No pastor sets out to fail, but statistics say 15 to 20 percent of pastors leave pastoral ministry within the first five years. One seminary administrator said that every person he had heard of leaving the ministry had done so because of a relationship failure. We cannot escape relationships in ministry, yet few seminaries offer courses in how to build... more...

  • Four Seasons of Ministryby Bruce G. Epperly; Katherine Gould Epperly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 17.99

    Ministers often find themselves caught in the day-to-day pressures of leading a congregation and yearn to experience the unfolding of their professional lives from a larger perspective. Four Seasons of Ministry serves as a guide for what you will find on your ministerial journey and gives meaning to the routine and repetitive tasks of ministry. Authors... more...

  • Pursuing Pastoral Excellenceby Paul E. Hopkins

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 17.99

    In Pursuing Pastoral Excellence, pastoral counselor and educator Paul Hopkins aims to help pastoral leaders make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of the people and communities they serve. The heart of this book is the stories of seven ordinary pastors whose leadership has become extraordinary. Their stories not only highlight important... more...

  • Auf der Schwelleby Ulrike Wagner-Rau

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 17.73

    Die Kirche ist durch zunehmende Ressourcenknappheit, aber auch durch den Wandel christlicher Identität in einer religiös pluralisierten Gesellschaft einem hohen Veränderungsdruck ausgesetzt. Ulrike Wagner-Rau thematisiert Struktur und Selbstverständnis des Pfarrberufes in diesem Kontext. Auf der Schwelle - dieser Ort markiert die Situation des Pfarramtes... more...