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.