After countless hours of immersion in theological curriculum and grueling examinations, the long-awaited graduation from seminary has finally arrived. However, after that celebrated walk across the stage, and the turning of the tassel, now the true test comes. Although many graduates have traversed seminary training, the question remains, are they prepared to take the reins of that prospective church?
In his eye-opening debut book, Dr. Derrick J. Hughes reveals why seminaries are not equipped to give the practical knowledge needed to lead a successful ministry. With over 30 years of experience in church planting and pastoring small, mid, and mega-sized ministries, Dr. Hughes' pragmatic approach to ministry will benefit leaders of churches of any size.
Church leaders will learn how to avoid some of the common mistakes that turn ministry into misery. Whether or not you have had formal training, Dr. Hughes' insights will help pastors from any denomination avoid the pitfalls that cause ministers to quit or derail their success in the ministry. Regardless of whether you are just beginning or are a seasoned church leader, anyone called to Christian ministry will be informed and enriched by Dr. Hughes' priceless jewels for practical church leadership.