Handle That New Call With Care (Ministering The Master's Way Series)
'Should I stay put or should I move on to another sphere of pastoral ministry?' How frequently a minister may find himself asking this question - and how much does he have to strive in prayer to discern the...
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'Should I stay put or should I move on to another sphere of pastoral ministry?'
How frequently a minister may find himself asking this question - and how much does he have to strive in prayer to discern the mind of God who has called him with a holy calling to shepherd his church! Of course, the assumption of the question is that there is a call being extended to a new pastorate. Some men find that they have to wrestle with the question whether they should leave the pastorate altogether - either for a different ministry or in order to retire or to take up some other kind of work.
This helpful little book examines the principles for accepting or declining of a call to a new pastorate and examines them in the light of the Bible, the history of the church and God's providence.
"In this little book, David Campbell has dealt with a theme that is among the most important in any minister's life, yet among the least tackled in pastoral literature: what is a minister to do when a church calls him away from the congregation in which he is currently ministering? By looking at ministerial biographies, David has gleaned important principles and suggestions to guide a minister in this most crucial of all dilemmas. By drawing on his own experience and that of others, he has written a book which will be of immense value in helping ministers recognise God's leading in their lives." - Rev Dr Iain D Campbell, Free Church of Scotland, Isle of Lewis, UK
Practical and historical perspectives on how to discern whether God is calling you to stay on or move to a new ministry
David Campbell is a well-established clinical psychologist, who works as a trainer and clinician for the National Health Service at the Tavistock Clinic in London, and also as a freelance consultant to teams and small organizations. For many years he has been interested in developing techniques for working with organizations that incorporate the principles of systemic thinking. His work has led to consulting and training projects throughout the U.K. and Europe for both public and private sector institutions. He has written several articles and books on this subject and is a co-editor of the Sy