Foundations of Church Administration
Brucel Petersen spent twenty-eight years in pastoral ministry before becoming professor of pastoral ministry at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He earned his doctor of ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In addition to training students for future ministry, he...
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Brucel Petersen spent twenty-eight years in pastoral ministry before becoming professor of pastoral ministry at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He earned his doctor of ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In addition to training students for future ministry, he is a frequent church and conference speaker. Edward A. Thomas is associate professor of management for the Adult and Graduate Studies programs at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He is also an ordained pastor in the Church of the Nazarene and has had various assignments as both senior and associate pastor in the denomination. Thomas has earned degrees from Olivet Nazarene University, Robert Morris University, and Capella University. Bob Whitesel is associate professor of Christian ministry and missional leadership for the seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is also a popular writer, consultant, and speaker on church management and growth. He is the author of several books, which include Preparing for Change Reaction: How to Introduce Change in Your Church. Whitesel recently earned a second doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary in postmodern outreach and church change.
Church leadership is a demanding and challenging role. There are many responsibilities involved in leading a church, which can be difficult to maneuver without the proper tools and resources.Written with Bible-based truths and helpful insights, Foundations of Church Administration is both an exploration of those responsibilities and a practical guide to navigating through them. Each chapter is authored by a notable expert in the field who, with sound experience and effective steps, helps church leaders efficiently succeed in the many facets of their responsibilities.In this honest exploration, church leaders will find a new perspective on church administration that will help them dig deeper and develop a long-lasting and effective practice of leading and administrating a church.
Bob Whitesel is professor of Christian ministry and missional leadership at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, and president of C3 International (Creative Church Consulting). He is also the author of several books including Spiritual Waypoints, Waypoint, and Preparing for Change Reaction.