A pastor's success is determined by his ability to change--to respond to what Pastor Jasper Williams Jr. calls "the vicissitudes that are part and parcel to ministry in the 21st century."
These include the changing expectations of the congregation, the challenges of evolving culture and society, the complexity of technology and finance and the theological questions that emerge with each generation.
However, a pastor must also be consistent--dedicated to the unchanging Word of God, committed to integrity in lifestyle and leadership, faithful in pastoral care and shepherding and resolute in the face of crises.
With wisdom drawn from 55-plus years of successful ministry, Jasper Williams Jr. offers a treasury of practical knowledge for both the novice and the seasoned minister of the gospel. With insight and transparency, Williams addresses the key responsibilities of the pastor, with guidance drawn from years of both success and failure.
From practical questions such as navigating compensation, staffing, administration, building programs and special events to pastoral care, family life and even whooping, Williams writes with humor and sensitivity, providing valuable knowledge that can be applied today and that will provide a foundation for future success.