The New Pastor’s Handbook: Help and Encouragement For The First Years of Ministry written by Jason Helopoulos is now available. This is a helpful resource for any pastor and is a must read for all pastors who have served less than 10 years in pastoral ministry. Here is what our Executive Director, Scott Wells said about it:
“A seminary education rich in biblical languages and theological sharpness is a treasure from heaven and those granted such a privileged possession should be exceedingly thankful for it.
But in pastoral ministry there are a thousand land mines lying just under the surface for which the classroom can never prepare you.
Those sorts of minefields require mentors. If you are one of the privileged few to have a pastoral mentor, be thankful. If you are not, purchase Jason Helopoulos’s The New Pastor’s Handbook: Help and Encouragement for the First Years of Ministry.
The 200 pages provide 48 chapters filled with practical wisdom. It addresses how-tos as well as heart issues, answering questions the aspiring pastor wonders about as well as questions he never knew to ask. Do the math and you’ll see the chapters are short. This is not a tome on pastoral ministry nor is it intended to be. The merits of this approach are that the book can be read straight through easily, but it’s also accessible as a reference tool for questions that spring up. This book would prove beneficial for the seasoned minister as well as the neophyte, a must read for pastoral ministry.”