What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary: 25 Lessons For Successful Ministy in Your Church
In churches today, there are ever fewer older pastors speaking into the lives of younger leaders, and fewer younger leaders feeling there is much to be learned from the experience of their elders. Street-smart wisdom is gone from training as...
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In churches today, there are ever fewer older pastors speaking into the lives of younger leaders, and fewer younger leaders feeling there is much to be learned from the experience of their elders. Street-smart wisdom is gone from training as there are many men and women preparing pastors who have never themselves pastored a church. Intriguingly, even older, more seasoned pastors yearn for insight into their task, as they remain "undiscipled" in the school of leadership.
In What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary, veteran pastor James Emery White provides the kind of mentoring young pastors desperately need but cannot get from academia or leadership books. These "from the trenches" insights will help them transform their relationships with staff and parishoners, develop healthy boundaries, deliver hard truths, avoid spiritual pitfalls, use their time effectively, and much more.
James Emery White (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) was the fourth president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, which began with a single family and grew to over 3,000 families with over 5,000 active attenders. Mecklenburg experiences more than 70 percent of its growth from the unchurched.He holds . He has done advanced graduate study at Vanderbilt University, and continuing studies at Oxford University, Oxford, England. White is the author of twelve books, including Embracing the Mysterious God; A Search for the Spiritual; Serious Times and The Prayer God Longs For.