This practical manual on pastoral ministry is designed for anyone who has been engaged in pastoral work for several years. Pastoral ministry aims at changing people's lives with the love of Christ. Most pastors come to the task with hope and courage. At times, however, disappointment and discouragement may cloud the sky. Here several experienced pastors share their counsel for this part of the ministry journey. They offer insight into many aspects of pastoral ministry that are not apparent at the beginning:
How to assure your own spiritual growth while nurturing others.
How to deal with temptations to misuse sex, money, and relational power.
How to respond to critics and adversaries in your own congregation.
How to prepare for transitions that come with your advancing age.