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The Work of the Associate Pastor

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A new vocational volume in the best-selling "Work of the Church" series! Long-time associate pastor Alan Rudnick brings a wealth of research and experience to the varied and often undervalued ministry of the associate pastor. Inviting readers to understand associate ministry as more than training ground for a senior pastorate, Rudnick explores the diverse roles and responsibilities that fall under the associate umbrella. From specialized ministry populations of children and youth, singles and seniors, to ...

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Overview

A new vocational volume in the best-selling "Work of the Church" series! Long-time associate pastor Alan Rudnick brings a wealth of research and experience to the varied and often undervalued ministry of the associate pastor. Inviting readers to understand associate ministry as more than training ground for a senior pastorate, Rudnick explores the diverse roles and responsibilities that fall under the associate umbrella. From specialized ministry populations of children and youth, singles and seniors, to specialized ministry areas such as music, education, pastoral care, and counseling, this volume acknowledged the challenges and opportunities offered to associate pastors in their distinctive ministries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817017095
  • Publisher: Judson Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Pages: 149
  • Sales rank: 1,406,872

Meet the Author

Rev. Alan R. Rudnick is the Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa, NY. He has ministered to children, youth, and adults since 1998. He lives in New York with his wife, Christine and children Rowan and Evangeline.

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Table of Contents

Introduction iv

Part 1 The Work of the Associate Pastor

1 What Is an Associate Pastor? 2

2 Choosing the Work of the Associate Pastor 14

Part 2 Associate Ministry in Context

3 Who Is an Associate Pastor? 32

4 How Do Associate Pastors Minister? 45

5 Where Can You Find Associates? 64

Part 3 The Challenges and Opportunities of the Associate Pastor

6 What Makes Working as an Associate Pastor Risky? 82

7 What Makes Working as an Associate Pastor Rewarding? 105

Part 4 The Associate Pastor in Action

8 The Life of an Associate Pastor 120

Appendixes

A How to Plan for an Associate Pastor 138

B Sample Job Descriptions 140

C Case Study: Transition from Volunteers to Paid Staff 142

D When to Stay, When to Leave 145

E Compensation 147

Bibliography 148

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