As you've discovered, being a pastor is much more than preaching every Sunday morning. You're faced with all sorts of legal, financial, and ethical questions. This guidebook offers you expert counsel on the most critical issues facing pastors and congregations---creating an effective governing board, stewardship and financial planning, avoiding clergy misconduct, and much more. 250 pages, hardcover from Jossey-Bass.
"This book filled an important gap in congregational studies whenit was first published, and four years later this much enlargededition is even better. In a world where church finances, law, andethics are so much more complicated than ever, leaders can't affordto be without it." --Loren Meade, founder, The AlbanInstitute
"This book is a plea for congregational leaders to be competent,informed, accountable, and in touch with contemporary reality.Reading it will enrich both the life and the ministry of everyleader who accepts the need to be accountable. It is an ideal studybook to be read by every member of the governing board." --Lyle E.Schaller, Church Consultant
"Chaffee is thorough, reasonable, and pastoral in his approach toan important subject rarely covered adequately in a seminary."--Your Church
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