The New Pastors Handbook (Paperback)

    The New Pastors Handbook (Paperback)

    Jason Helopoulos
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    Start your ministry off strong--and smart

    If you're like most new pastors, you will suddenly realize in your first years of ministry that you are not prepared for many of the practical aspects of your calling. The New Pastor's Handbook is your guide to navigating these unfamiliar waters. With his hard-won wisdom, pastor Jason Helopoulos comes alongside you as a trusted friend and mentor to help and encourage you through your first years of ministry. He'll show you how to

    ·         start out strong at a new church

    ·         persevere during difficult seasons of ministry

    ·         lead meetings and delegate tasks

    ·         safeguard your family

    ·         fight discouragement, pastor envy, and a lack of contentment

    ·         navigate special ministry needs, such as hospital visits, weddings, and funerals

    ·         and much more

    Endorsements

    "I wish I could have read this book when I was just starting out in ministry. Jason's writing is marked by grace, biblical insight, and the surefooted wisdom that only comes from experience. This personal, practical volume will serve as a valuable mentor for many young pastors, and quite a few older ones too." - Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan; author of Crazy Busy

    "The joys of pastoral ministry are enormous, but so are the challenges. Helopoulos's work is a welcome guide for new pastors as they confront the many difficult issues new pastors regularly face. New pastors and their churches will be greatly served by this book." - R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

    "Finally, a practical and thorough guide for real pastors in the trenches of real ministry. This book tells you what they don't tell you in seminary. I have been in some form of ministry for twenty years now, and this is precisely the sort of book I could have used at the outset of my service to the church. Pastor Helopoulos shows us how we are to be not only shepherds of God's flock but also, more fundamentally, shepherds of our own hearts and homes. I want to get this into the hands of every seminary student and every new pastor to the end that Jesus Christ might be glorified in our love and care of his bride." - Burk Parsons, co-pastor of Saint Andrew's Chapel; editor of Tabletalk magazine

    "I wish The New Pastor's Handbook had been available when I was starting out. Thirty-nine years on, it is a helpful reminder to do the basics. I commend it enthusiastically." - Alistair Begg, senior pastor of Parkside Church

    About the Author

    Jason Helopoulos (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is associate pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America, he has pastored three churches and speaks at conferences and retreats. A contributor to the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals' Christward Collective blog, Helopoulos also blogs for the Gospel Coalition and is the author of A Neglected Grace. He lives in Lansing, Michigan.