Shepherding God's People: A Guide to Faithful and Fruitful Pastoral Ministry
:This comprehensive textbook on pastoral ministry for pastors, church leaders, and students articulates a biblical model for shepherding God's people. Written by a leading psychologist and seminary professor who has served as a pastor for more than two decades, the...
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:This comprehensive textbook on pastoral ministry for pastors, church leaders, and students articulates a biblical model for shepherding God's people. Written by a leading psychologist and seminary professor who has served as a pastor for more than two decades, the book covers twelve major areas of pastoral ministry, highlights the essential work of the Holy Spirit, and focuses on the personal and family life of the pastor. It includes cross-cultural perspectives of special interest in our diverse world and a foreword by John Ortberg.
Siang-Yang Tan (Ph.D., McGill University) is Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has previously served as Director of the PsyD program and director of training at Fuller's Psychological Center.
Of Tan's many publications, he is best known for his book Lay Counseling (1991) and more recently for Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood (2006); Coping with Depression (2004, revised and expanded edition), with John Ortberg; Rest (2000); and Disciplines of the Holy Spirit (1997), with D. Gregg. He also co-authored, with W. Brad Johnson, a chapter entitled Spiritually Oriented Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy (2005).
He is just completed a new textbook, Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective, published by Baker Academic.
- :<b>contents<br></b><br>foreword By John Ortberg<br><b>part 1: Biblical And Theological Foundations Of Pastoral Ministry<br></b>1. A Biblical Perspective On Pastoral And Church Ministry<br>2. The Person And Work Of The Holy Spirit As Crucial And Essential For Pastoral Ministry<br>3. The Spiritual Life Of The Pastor<br>4. The Personal And Family Life Of The Pastor<br><b>part 2: Areas Of Pastoral Ministry<br></b>5. Preaching And Teaching<br>6. Corporate Worship<br>7. Intentional Disciplemaking And Spiritual Formation<br>8. Evangelism, Missions, And Social Concern<br>9. Leadership<br>10. Mentoring Of Church Staff And Lay Volunteer Coworkers<br>11. Pastoral Care And Counseling<br>12. Church Boards, Budgets, And Buildings<br>13. Weddings And Funerals<br>14. Small Groups And Fellowships<br>15. Integrity And Ethics<br>16. Leaving And Retiring<br>epilogue<br>indexes