Like good coaching, effective pastoring requires attention to your plan, your preparation, and your people. Here's a playbook for success on the pastoral playing field! Laying out a biblical model for team-based ministry, Toler and Gilbert help you improve your training skills, build ministry action squads, then fine-tune them to win---for eternity. 151 pages, softcover from Beacon Hill.
Effective coaching takes planning, preparation, and people. That’s also what it takes for effective pastoring. Authors Stan Toler and Larry Gilbert know the vitality of any winning team depends on the practice and participation of its members. Toler and Gilbert outline a strategy for success on the pastoral playing field that draws on examples from the sports community.By developing coaching skills, the model Toler and Gilbert lay out for team-based ministry will lead to success inside and outside the church doors. This complete playbook presents the fundamentals of the game for pastors hoping to involve the whole congregation in various church ministries. Ingenious yet basic, The Pastor’s Playbook is full of the information needed to give any congregation a boost on their own court. Keep this valuable resource under your arm as you get ready to lead your congregation in active ministry.
An international speaker, best selling author, and compassionate teacher, Stan has authored more than ninety books to date. His books have sold more than three million copies worldwide.Stan served for forty years as a pastor, and was named General Superintendent Emeritus by the Church of the Nazarene. He was vice president of John Maxwell’s Injoy Ministries, has spoken in eighty countries, and shared the platform with speakers including Zig Ziglar, Jerry Lucas, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and Cy Young baseball great R.A. Dickey. Larry Gilbert is the founder, chairman and CEO of the Church Growth Institute through which he has published a number of books on team ministry, evangelism and strategy. He also speaks on spiritual gifts and evangelism. To date, his best-selling Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts inventory has helped almost five million people discover their dominant spiritual gifts. He and his wife, Mary Lou, live in Elkton, Maryland.
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