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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 18.99
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 19.99
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 18.99
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 19.99
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 19.99
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 19.99
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...
- Echter Verlag 2014; US$ 19.86
Die katholische Ehe-, Familien- und Lebensberatung in der DDR war ein pastoraler Dienst für Menschen in Konfliktsituationen. Die von Konzil und Pastoralsynode inspirierte Sorge um den Menschen wurde zu ihrer Motivation, mit der sie sich einen festen Platz im Kanon der seelsorglichen Aufgabenfelder der Kirche erarbeitet hat. Mit ihrem interdisziplinären... more...
- Fortress Press 2014; US$ 18.99
>Pastoral leadership has always been challenging, but leaders today face unprecedented challenges. In such times, leaders can benefit from a wise mentor who understands the terrain and can chart a way forward. In Reviving the Congregation, Michael W. Foss, bestselling author of Power Surge, steps forward as that mentor. Bringing decades of experience... more...
- Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2013; US$ 17.02
Auf dem Dorf ist gut leben. Und glauben. Vor dem Hintergrund seiner Erfahrung als Pastor einer ländlichen Kirchengemeinde skizziert Harm Cordes Eigenheiten des dörflichen Lebens und deren Bedeutung für die Gemeindearbeit. Seine Schilderungen lassen die Chancen und Möglichkeiten erkennen, die aus der unmittelbaren Nähe von Kirche und Dorf, Glaube und... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 14.99
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...