Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
A New Beginning for Pastors and Congregations offers practical, concrete advice for both pastors and congregations on using these early months well, or for creating a new beginning in an ongoing ministry. Callahan teaches us that nurturing the pastor-congregation relationship and securing a future together happens by discovering and building upon shared gifts and strengths. He offers clear guidance on shepherding, preaching, and sharing in the community, and reveals some of the obstacles of the early months, illuminating the ways in which a minister's family can thrive in a new congregation. This book is a must-have for every ministry -- new or ongoing.