Associate Staff Ministry: Thriving Personally, Professionally, and Relationally

Associate Staff Ministry: Thriving Personally, Professionally, and Relationally

by Kevin E. Lawson, Mick Boersma

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566994422
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/23/2014
Series: Alban Institute Publication
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kevin E. Lawson served as an church associate staff member for eleven years before moving to seminary teaching. He has a passion for strengthening the teaching and discipleship ministries of the church, and the preparation and support of church staff members. He currently serves as director of the PhD and EdD programs in educational studies at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.

Mick Boersma is professor of Christian Ministry & Leadership and Chaplain of Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, California. He served as an associate in worship and youth ministries before leading a congregation as senior pastor for several years. As part of his service at Talbot, Mick and his wife Rolane provide encouragement to seminary alumni throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Lovett Weems
Introduction to the Second Edition: A Model for Thriving in Associate Staff Ministry
Part 1: Thriving Personally
Chapter 1: Finding Satisfaction in Following God’s Call
Chapter 2: Sustaining Spiritual Vitality in Ministry
Chapter 3: Weathering the Stresses of Ministry over Time
Part 2: Thriving Relationally
Chapter 4: Strengthening the Home Front
Chapter 5: Working Well with Your Supervisor and Fellow Associates
Chapter 6: Building Supportive Relationships
Part 3: Thriving Professionally
Chapter 7: Attitudes and Commitments That Support Thriving
Chapter 8: Ministry Settings That Support Thriving
Chapter 9: When You’re Not Thriving
Part 4: Support from Church Leadership
Chapter 10: The Valued Ministry Supervisor
Chapter 11: The Supportive Church Board
Appendix A: The “Thriving in Associate Staff Ministry” Studies
Appendix B: Professional Organizations and Further Reading for Associate Staff

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