The Work of the Pastor (Work Of The Church Series)
With over 900,000 copies sold, books in Judson Press's "Work of the Church" series, including the bestseller The Work of the Usher, have provided sound practical guidance in support of local church ministry in a variety of areas. The Work...
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With over 900,000 copies sold, books in Judson Press's "Work of the Church" series, including the bestseller The Work of the Usher, have provided sound practical guidance in support of local church ministry in a variety of areas. The Work of the Pastor has now been added to this impressive list of resources. Rather than dictating a rigid job description, author Victor D. Lehman develops his ideas and perspectives based on the understanding that there is no one right way to be a pastor. Pastoral duties may differ based on the ministry situation and the pastor's particular areas of giftedness. Nevertheless, there are certain core duties that are widely associated with pastoral ministry, and there are many other possibilities pastors should consider as they strive to increase their effectiveness in ministry. Topics range from sermon preparation and marriage counseling to managing a staff and addressing personality conflicts in the church. The Work of the Pastor offers words of advice and
Lehman addresses core pastoral duties, offering words of advice and helpful perspectives for all pastors, and for those who are contemplating pastoral ministry. Topics include conflict management, worship preparation, transitions, identifying giftedness, personal spirituality, team ministry, administration, and outreach.
Lehman, an ordained Baptist minister, served in church ministry for ten years prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Studies. He has taught at the seminary level.