The Pastor's Start-Up Manual: Beginning a New Pastorate

Overview

The Pastor's Start-Up Manual provides a blueprint for seminary students moving into their first pastorate with answers to questions such as: What's the first thing I should do when I get to the church? What should my first sermon include? Should I unpack or start visiting members first? For seasoned clergy, the Manual shows how to learn the church history, determine when it's time to add additional staff, help family members adjust to a new community, and investigate multiple staff opportunities. Survey tools ...
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Overview

The Pastor's Start-Up Manual provides a blueprint for seminary students moving into their first pastorate with answers to questions such as: What's the first thing I should do when I get to the church? What should my first sermon include? Should I unpack or start visiting members first? For seasoned clergy, the Manual shows how to learn the church history, determine when it's time to add additional staff, help family members adjust to a new community, and investigate multiple staff opportunities. Survey tools provide practical help in dealing with conflict and change in the congregation. Ramey offers women, minorities, and second-career clergy advice on dealing with the special issues they often encounter.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687014866
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Series: Leadership Insights Series
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert H. Ramey, Jr. is a Presbyterian minister who has pastored at five churches during his career. His current position is Professor of Ministry at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Ramey has conducted over 150 workshops, retreats,and seminars on various issues related to ministry. 1995
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Table of Contents

Introduction 13
1 Starting Up 17
2 Telling Stories 29
3 Researching Your Congregation 37
4 Testing the Waters Beyond Your Congregation 49
5 Dealing with Conflict 59
6 Effecting Change 69
7 Making Friends with Time 81
8 Coping with Stress 91
9 Facing Special Start-Up Issues 101
10 Developing as a Minister 113
Appendix 1. How Are We Working Together? 123
Appendix 2. Attitudes Toward Change 125
Appendix 3. How Are We Working Together as a Staff? 127
Appendix 4. A Survival Kit for Associate Pastors 129
Notes 131
Bibliography 137
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