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The Effective Pastor: A Practical Guide to the Ministry
by Robert C. Anderson

What can I say to parents who have lost an infant? Where do I find the time to be a good pastor and a loving husband and father, too? These are just some of the tough questions most pastors ask at one time or another. And the answers don't come easy. Robert Anderson's practical guide to the pastoral ministry highlights the many aspects of a pastor's job. Here is a volume of excellent ideas, advice, and general rules for the contemporary pastor in his ever-changing ministry.

Product Details

Format: paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780802463616
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Pub. Date: October 1998

Meet the Author

Robert C. Anderson served for 15 years as professor of pastoral theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and as senior pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon. He also served as adjunct professor of pastoral theology at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary at the Pacific Northwest Campus. Robert is the author of Circles of Influence: Expanding Your Leadership Capabilities in the Church and The Practical Pastor: A Practical Guide to the Ministry. Robert resides in Brush Prairie, Washington.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART I: The Pastoral Role
  1. The Pastor's Character and Calling
  2. The Pastor's Personal Life and Study Habits
  3. The Pastor's Tools
  4. Ordination
  5. The Pastor's Wife

PART II: The Pastor's Relationships
  6. Living in Harmony with His Family
  7. Shepherding and Leading His People
  8. Working Effectively with Church Officers
  9. Dealing Honorably with All
10. Pastoral Visitation
11. Pastoral Counseling

PART III: The Pastoral Tasks
12. A Biblical Description of the Pastor's Tasks
13. Planning and Conducting the Worship Service
14. Sunday Evening Services
15. Midweek Activities
16. Special Events
17. The Lord's Supper and Baptism
18. Evangelism
19. Weddings
20. Funerals
21. Services of Child Dedication

PART IV: The Pastor's Administrative Tasks
22. Planning and Managing
23. Promoting Good Public Relations
24. Handling Correspondence
25. Conducting Church Business Meetings
26. Supporting Christian Education
27. Aiding the Youth Ministries
28. Improving the Music Ministry
29. Encouraging Fellowship
30. Motivating for Stewardship
31. Leading a Building Program

Conclusion
Index of Subjects
Index of Persons
Index of Scripture
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