A very handy handbook that provides amazingly essential information and practical tips every pastor needs to know, delivered with brevity and a good sense of humor.
Be prepared to laugh as you try to keep hold of the reins--like the circuit rider of yesteryear. The Unofficial United Methodist Handbook for Pastors gives serious information and practical tips to uplift your spirit and warm your heart. Like The Unofficial United Methodist Handbook for the well-informed churchgoer, this handbook for pastors illustrates timeless biblical truths in everyday living, making life easier--and much more entertaining. This book captures all the essential information every pastor needs close at hand to prevail in any circumstance, and have a good and well-needed chuckle along the way:· How to Support and Empower the Church Council without Becoming a Dictator or a Wallflower· How to Know if You’re Called to Be a Pastor· Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Church Member· How to Recover from Christmas and Easter Overload· How to Preach a Stewardship Sermon without Sounding Like You Are Begging for a Raise· How to Keep Both Your Job and Your Family· How to Use Your Family Members as Sermon Illustrations without Alienating Them or Boring the Congregation· How to Retire from Ministry Gracefully· What is unique about United Methodist Ministry…plus dozens of other illustrations, maps, diagrams, and essential tips! This unique and incredibly handy resource is perfect for United Methodist ministers and all who help lead congregations.