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This may well be the book that transforms your ministry. Read it if you're ready to admit that your toolbox of personal resources is limited. And prepare for one of the most wonderful surprises of your life. Because the Good Shepherd stands ready to equip you with his power, his insight, his very heart--so you can fulfill with undreamed-of effectiveness the calling he himself placed within you. This book focuses on Jesus as being the ultimate mentor for ministry and leading others in the power and character of Christ.
A personal and practical guide to help pastors find Jesus as their mentor. For decades, Paul has been the model for todays pastors. But Pastor John Frye says we must instead look to Jesus as our model. "While we may lift Christ up as Savior, as we bow down to him as Lord, as we marvel at his offices of Prophet, Priest, and King, as we walk with him as Friend, we seem to ignore him as the supreme Senior Pastor." Sharing thought-provoking, biblical insights and personal experiences, Frye calls other pastors to become apprentices to Jesus himself. He is the One who invites pastors to watch him in action and draw close so he can shape who they are and how they fulfill their ministry. "Why have pastors and churches not been driven to Jesus as the central and controlling focus for the pastoral vocation and ministry in the local church? Hes been relegated to other dimensions of Christian and local church experience. Jesus is shoved into our shadows as we read our management books, do our cultural surveys, attend our leadership seminars, and applaud or criticize one anothers endeavors" --John Frye in Jesus the Pastor
John W. Frye, after serving as the teaching pastor at Bella Vista Church in Rockford, Michigan, for twenty-three years, now mentors and equips young pastors in Ukraine as a non-resident missionary and also serves as pastor of Fellowship Evangelical Covenant Church, Hudsonville, Michigan. John received his ThM from Fuller Theological Seminary and his DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary.