Bivocational ministers face tremendous pressures as they try to balance various demands on their times. For some the pressure becomes too much and they leave the ministry or they see their family life negatively affected. Terry Dorsett provides another solution. In this book he challenges bivocational ministers to form ministry teams that can give ownership of the ministry to a wider body of believers. Terry does more than just challenge his readers to develop teams; he provides the practical tools every bivocational minister will need to do that. I have not seen a better resource that pastors can use to equip their lay leaders to do effective ministry."
Developing Leadership Teams in Bivocational Churches is written by a small-church, bivocational pastor for small-church, bivocational pastors. Ministry does not have to be done alone. By learning how to work together on a pastoral leadership team, lay leaders and pastors alike can more effectively share the Gospel with their community and can assure the maximum long-term health of their church.
Using New Testament church leadership principles, Dr. Dorsett offers lessons, exercises, and worksheets to train lay people to help their pastors with tow of the most important and time-consuming ministry duties - preaching and pastoral care. Six fun, easy-to-use, and successfully tested training sessions show pastors how to confidently empower students to fill the pulpit and make pastoral visits when needed.
BCM/D has three complimentary copies of Developing Leadership Teams in the Bivocational Church to give away to the first three who request it. If you are interested in receiving Developing Leadership Teams in the Bivocational Church please email Donna Shiflett at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on Tue, November 20, 2012
by Donna Shiflett filed under