What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary: 25 Lessons for Successful Ministry in Your Church

What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary: 25 Lessons for Successful Ministry in Your Church

What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary: 25 Lessons for Successful Ministry in Your Church

What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary: 25 Lessons for Successful Ministry in Your Church

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801013881
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,097,049
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

James Emery White (PhD, Southern Seminary) is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church, a suburban megachuch in Charlotte, North Carolina, often cited as one of the fastest-growing church starts in the United States. Former president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, White is the author of several books, including Rethinking the Church. He lives in North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Foreword Perry Noble 9

Acknowledgments 12

Introduction: What They Never Taught Me in Seminary 13

1 Emotional Survival 17

2 The Five C's 25

3 The Next Next Thing 31

4 Money, Money, Money 37

5 It's the Weekend, Stupid 45

6 Sexual Fences 53

7 Rabies of the Heart 60

8 Zero Tolerance 67

9 Forever Young 73

10 Hills to Die On 80

11 Vision Leaks 88

12 Pick Up the Phone 95

13 Spiritually Hazardous 99

14 It's Not Rocket Science 105

15 10-10-80 113

16 We Are They 117

17 Bone Structure 123

18 Community under Construction 129

19 Spiritual Narcissism 136

20 Don't Preach 141

21 Safe People 150

22 PKs 156

23 What a Leader Does 163

24 Community, Cause, and Corporation 171

25 Time Control 175

Afterword: It's a Wonderful Life 182

Notes 185

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