Most books on beginning a new pastorate seem to assume it takes a year or more before a new pastor begins to make a difference. Not so, argues Kennon L. Callahan - the first three months are decisive in shaping a healthy long-term relationship. A New Beginning for Pastors and Congregations offers concrete guidance for using these early months well - or for creating a fresh start in an ongoing ministry. Callahan offers wisdom on how pastors and congregations can nurture their relationship and secure their future together by discovering and building upon their unique gifts and strengths. He shares clear insights on possibilities for shepherding, preaching, leading, and sharing in the community. He also shares wisdom on what not to do in the first three months, and how the minister's family can thrive in a new congregation.
This wise and practical guide provides clear insight for both pastors and congregations on how to begin a healthy, productive new pastorate or make a fresh start in an ongoing ministry. Author Kennon L. Callahan, today's most sought-after church consultant, has conferred with thousands of pastors and congregations, helping them discover their strengths and gifts and showing them how to work together in service to their community and mission. Here he offers fresh suggestions on how pastors and congregations can ensure a solid future together, whether they are newly beginning or beginning again.
KENNON L. CALLAHAN, , the noted author of many books, is best known for the celebrated Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, which has formed the basis for the widely acclaimed movement of mission growth.
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