Profit from 50 years of ministry experience! Brimming with practical advice on matters not always covered in seminary courses, Bisagno's comprehensive manual discusses aspects of pastoral life in churches of all sizes, locations, and denominations. Nearly 200 topics include staff prayer, the pastor's family, church music, dismissing staff, newsletters, family counseling, and more. 480 pages, softcover from B&H.
After nearly fifty years in ministry, Letters to Timothy is John Bisagno's retirement gift to younger and older pastors alike. A voluminous and comprehensive work, it is full of useful advice to ministers covering the “things that might have fallen through the cracks in seminary.” This book is a practical manual covering all aspects of pastoral life for clergy in churches of all sizes, locations, and denominations.
John R. Bisagno is pastor emeritus of the 22,000-member Houston's First Baptist Church where he preached for thirty years. He has also authored twenty-five books and now serves on the adjunct faculty of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bisagno and his wife, Uldine, have three children and eight grandchildren. They live in Houston, Texas.
Rick Warren founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA, in 1980 with one family. Today it is an evangelical congregation averaging 25,000 weekly attendees. He also leads the Purpose Driven Network of churches, a global coalition of congregations in 162 countries. He is the author of the international bestselling books The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church, and bestselling church campaigns 40 Days of Purpose and 40 Days in the Word.