What can I say to parents who have lost an infant? Where do I find the time to be a good pastor and a loving husband and father too? These are just some of the tough questions most pastors ask at one time or another. And the answers don't come easy. Robert Anderson's practical guide to the pastoral ministry highlights the many aspects of a pastor's job. his qualifications, prerequisites, and requirements, his relationships with his wife and family, his congregation, those outside the congregation, and in counseling and visitation his tasks, including worship services, the Lord's Supper and baptism, evangelism, weddings, funerals, and special events. his administrative tasks such as public relations, correspondence, Christian education, youth and music ministries, and encouraging fellowship. Here is a volume of excellent ideas, advice, and general rules for the contemporary pastor in his ever-changing ministry.
ROBERT C. ANDERSON served for 15 years as professor of pastoral theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and as senior pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon. He also served as adjunct professor of pastoral theology at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary at the Pacific Northwest Campus. Robert is the author of Circles of Influence: Expanding Your Leadership Capabilities in the Church and The Practical Pastor: A Practical Guide to the Ministry. Robert resides in Brush Prairie, Washington.