The Effective Pastor: A Practical Guide to the Ministry

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What can I say to parents who have lost an infant? Where do I find the time to be a good pastor and a loving husband and father, too? These are just some of the tough questions most pastors ask at one time or another. And the answers don't come easy. Robert Anderson's practical guide to the pastoral ministry highlights the many aspects of a pastor's job. Here is a volume of excellent ideas, advice, and general rules for the contemporary pastor in his ever-changing ministry.

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Overview

What can I say to parents who have lost an infant? Where do I find the time to be a good pastor and a loving husband and father, too? These are just some of the tough questions most pastors ask at one time or another. And the answers don't come easy. Robert Anderson's practical guide to the pastoral ministry highlights the many aspects of a pastor's job. Here is a volume of excellent ideas, advice, and general rules for the contemporary pastor in his ever-changing ministry.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780802463616
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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ROBERT C. ANDERSON served for 15 years as professor of pastoral theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and as senior pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon. He also served as adjunct professor of pastoral theology at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary at the Pacific Northwest Campus. Robert is the author of Circles of Influence: Expanding Your Leadership Capabilities in the Church and The Practical Pastor: A Practical Guide to the Ministry. Robert resides in Brush Prairie, Washington.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Pastoral Role

1. The Pastor's Character and Calling

2. The Pastor's Personal Life and Study Habits

3. The Pastor's Tools

4. Ordination

5. The Pastor's Wife

Part 2: The Pastor's Relationships

6. Living in Harmony with His Family

7. Shepherding and Leading His People

8. Working Effectively with Church Officers

9. Dealing Honorably with All

10. Pastoral Visitation

11. Pastoral Counseling

Part 3: The Pastoral Tasks

12. A Biblical Description of the Pastor's Tasks

13. Planning and Conducting the Worship Service

14. Sunday Evening Services

15. Midweek Activities

16. Special Events

17. The Lord's Supper and Baptism

18. Evangelism

19. Weddings

20. Funerals

21. Services of Child Dedication

Part 4: The Pastor's Administrative Tasks

22. Planning and Managing

23. Promoting Good Public Relations

24. Handling Correspondence

25. Conducting Church Business Meetings

26. Supporting Christian Education

27. Aiding the Youth Ministries

28. Improving the Music Ministry

29. Encouraging Fellowship

30. Motivating for Stewardship

31. Leading a Building Program

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