While Paul urges the church to "overwhelm them with appreciation and love" (1 Thessalonians 5:13), research and anecdotal evidence shows that most pastors experience little support when they need it the most. The result? One long-time pastor reports that he thinks about quitting the ministry as often as twice a week, and an estimated twenty-five percent of all ministers relocate every year. Jane Rubietta explores the "flip side" of pastoral care--caring for your pastor. She provides everything you need to know to build healthy, caring, mutually sustaining relationships among your church and its leaders. Ministers and their families can profitably read the book along with lay leaders to become more aware of where they need the help and encouragement of their congregations. Questions at the end of each chapter guide pastoral families in reflecting on their own experiences--both positive and negative--of life in the church.
Author: Jane Rubietta Publisher: IVP Books Published: 06/11/2002 Pages: 191 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.49lbs Size: 8.18h x 5.56w x 0.56d ISBN: 9780830823192