Parish life presents the novice pastor with many daunting challenges. Maiden Voyage meets new pastors at the point of their need for counsel and encouragement during this important phase of their career. Ronald Ramsey offers new pastors a virtual road map for the journey into unfamiliar territory. He shares not only practical advice but also a strategic way of thinking about the challenges pastors encounter. This book provides new pastors with a clear sense of the pastoral task and equips them with proven strategies for redemptive leadership. As a guide, Maiden Voyage encourages the growth and effectiveness of those spiritual leaders called to serve the church as pastors in the 21st century.