ABOUT THE BOOK: Younger pastors are looking for practical help in the language of their generation. Pastoral Ministry for the Next Generation integrates contemporary issues and biblical principles. Pastors of all ages will find details for the "how to's" of nearly every aspect of church ministry. Pastoral ministry is timeless. Certain aspects of this life and work endure through all generations until the Lord returns. Yet, the milieu of ministry constantly changes. People expect their ministers to baptize them, marry them, and bury them, but marriage in today's culture involves questions for next-generation ministers that their grandfathers never imagined. Next-Gen ministry requires thoughtful processing of biblical foundations and contemporary applications. Dr. Jere Phillips has incorporated thirty years as pastor and over sixteen years of teaching young pastors to provide a biblically based, future-focused approach. This book was written for young pastors but can help ministers of any generation, especially new pastors. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Jere Phillips has served churches as pastor and church staff member in several states and has preached in over 300 churches. He also was State Missions Director for the Tennessee Baptist Convention and Executive Director at the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists. In addition, he has been involved for many years in international missions work, training pastors and denominational leaders in 13 countries. A prolific writer, he has published over 200 articles and lessons with a total circulation of over 20 million. He is also the author of The Missionary Family: Managing Stress Effectively. He and his wife, Glenda, have two married daughters and seven grandchildren.