Pastors Are People Too (2 Pastorserve)(Paperback)

    Pastors Are People Too (2 Pastorserve)(Paperback)

    Jimmy Dodd & Larry Magnuson
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    What are your top twenty expectations for your pastor? Now multiply your list by the number of people who attend church with you. Is it any wonder pastors are overwhelmed and underappreciated?

    They’re expected to know every member by name, preach a “home run sermon” every Sunday, condemn sin without hurting anyone’s feelings, and be available to serve others 24/7 while not neglecting their own family. The intensity of these expectations and lack of appreciation can and does bring the majority of pastors to a place of despair and ultimately departure from pastoral ministry. This practical field guide offers tangible ways to better understand and care for the pastor who cares so deeply about you.

    About the Authors

    Jimmy Dodd is founder and president of PastorServe—a ministry that provides care, counseling, and friendship to pastors. Having been a pastor for more than thirty years, his passion is to see pastors thrive. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Jimmy and his wife, Sally, have five children. Jimmy is also the author of Survive or Thrive: 6 Relationships Every Pastor Needs.

    Larry Magnuson and his wife, Barbara, lead SonScape Retreats—a ministry that for over thirty years has provided week-long experiences in spectacular settings uniquely designed for the challenges facing pastoral couples. Larry’s career took him from inner-city Chicago to the suburbs of Minneapolis where he served in a variety of roles including youth pastor, associate pastor, church planter, and ultimately lead pastor. Larry is a graduate of Bethel University and North Park Seminary. Larry and Barbara have four children.