Like musicians in an orchestra, skilled staff colleagues complement and harmonize with senior ministers to create a symphony of service to the body of Christ. Longtime associate pastor Hawkins affirms God's priority in calling assistants to their task; lays out biblical models to follow; and encourages a re-evaluation of the role in local congregations. 208 pages, softcover from B&H.
Like the second-chair position in an orchestra, a well-prepared associate pastor complements and harmonizes with the senior pastor's ministry to create an exquisite symphony. Yet more often than not, we consider the position of “second fiddle” second rate. How long will we let the growing number of assistant and associate pastors struggle to recognize their significance within the church?Martin Hawkins feels he is fulfilling his calling by faithfully serving in the role of associate pastor, and this book affirms the role of the assistant pastor as a God-honoring ministry worthy of a calling and lifetime of service.