How to Keep the Pastor You Love: Caring for Ministers & Their Families
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Pastors are human and experience depression, discouragement, and despair just like everybody else. Does your congregation support your minister when he needs it most? Exploring the flip side of pastoral care, Rubietta debunks the myth of the superhuman pastor and offers compassionate advice on how you can build healthy, mutually sustaining relationships with your church leaders. 180 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 180
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0830823190
ISBN-13: 9780830823192

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  • Who cares for your pastor in times of special need?
  • What can you do to help your pastor's family on a regular basis?
  • Are there steps you can take to ensure your pastor is personally and spiritually nurtured?
While Paul urges the church to "overwhelm them with appreciation and love" (1 Thessalonians 5:13), research and anecdotal evidence shows that most pastors experience little support when they need it the most. The result? One long-time pastor reports that he thinks about quitting the ministry as often as twice a week, and an estimated twenty-five percent of all ministers relocate every year. In How to Keep the Pastor You Love Jane Rubietta explores the "flip side" of pastoral care--caring for your pastor. She breaks down the largely unexamined myth of the superhuman pastor. And she provides everything you need to know to build healthy, caring, mutually sustaining relationships among your church and its leaders. Ministers and their families can profitably read the book along with lay leaders to become more aware of where they need the help and encouragement of their congregations. Questions at the end of each chapter guide pastoral families in reflecting on their own experiences--both positive and negative--of life in the church.

Author Bio

Based in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, Jane Rubietta is a popular retreat speaker and the author of and (Bethany House), and and (InterVarsity Press).

Editorial Reviews

"Each chapter includes thought-provoking questions for the pastor. Several appendices are included: housing help, pastoral care resources, and questions to evaluate burnout."
"For those of us who work with pastors, the evidence of crisis in the ministry hits us between the eyes. Jane Rubietta has contributed wise and practical helps for those lay leaders who are concerned about keeping the pastor they love. We wish we could put this book in the hands of every elder group, every session, every governing council as emergency intervention."
"A valuable tool to place in the hands of concerned church members and church officials, every pastor of every local church and each clergy spouse. I find the faithfulness of the author shining brightly all through the work."
"For many years, we have seen an appropriate emphasis on church growth, but more recently attention has been given to church health. The well-being of the church and its leadership is an integral part of church health, and Jane Rubietta, writing from the perspective of a pastor’s wife, has valuable insight to share."
"If you love your pastor, read this book, and then put it into practice. And if you are looking for a pastor, before you do anything else, make sure everyone on the search committee reads How to Keep the Pastor You Love. It is a gift that will strengthen the body of Christ."

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