Shepherding God's People: A Guide to Faithful and Fruitful Pastoral Ministry

Shepherding God's People: A Guide to Faithful and Fruitful Pastoral Ministry


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This comprehensive textbook on pastoral ministry for pastors, church leaders, and students articulates a biblical model for shepherding God's people. Written by a leading psychologist and seminary professor who has served as a pastor for more than two decades, the book covers twelve major areas of pastoral ministry, highlights the essential work of the Holy Spirit, and focuses on the personal and family life of the pastor. It includes cross-cultural perspectives of special interest in our diverse world and a foreword by John Ortberg.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097706
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/16/2019
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Siang-Yang Tan (PhD, McGill University) is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale in Glendale, California. He is a popular speaker and has written numerous books, including Counseling and Psychotherapy and Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood.

Table of Contents


Foreword by John Ortberg
Part 1: Biblical and Theological Foundations of Pastoral Ministry
1. A Biblical Perspective on Pastoral and Church Ministry
2. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit as Crucial and Essential for Pastoral Ministry
3. The Spiritual Life of the Pastor
4. The Personal and Family Life of the Pastor
Part 2: Areas of Pastoral Ministry
5. Preaching and Teaching
6. Corporate Worship
7. Intentional Disciplemaking and Spiritual Formation
8. Evangelism, Missions, and Social Concern
9. Leadership
10. Mentoring of Church Staff and Lay Volunteer Coworkers
11. Pastoral Care and Counseling
12. Church Boards, Budgets, and Buildings
13. Weddings and Funerals
14. Small Groups and Fellowships
15. Integrity and Ethics
16. Leaving and Retiring

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