What Every Pastor Should Know (Paperback)

    What Every Pastor Should Know (Paperback)

    Gary L McIntosh & Charles Arn
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    The answers you need to plan, run, or grow your church

    Pastors and church leaders are constantly faced with tough questions. What size staff does the church need? How many workers are needed in the nursery this month? When is the right time to start a second worship service? How many people should I train for evangelism this year? How does seating and parking impact worship attendance?

    What Every Pastor Should Know offers 101 valuable rules and time-tested wisdom to help answer real-life ministry questions. From advertising to facilities to visitation, this valuable book offers the practical help you need, just when you need it most. This comprehensive guide will become one of the most valuable books in your library.


    "I love pastors. I am humbled by the fact that pastors often come to me for advice and wisdom. Now I have a resource that answers so many of their questions. This book is fantastic! There is no doubt that it will be on my shelf as a reference for years to come. Great work Gary McIntosh and Charles Arn!" - Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources

    "A wealth of insights for pastors on the day-to-day issues of leading an effective church." - Ed Stetzer, author of Subversive Kingdom

    "Gary McIntosh and Charles Arn are friends of mine, and I am thrilled that they have prepared this book. Both of these writers have an excellent history of research as well as a heart commitment to the church and the ministry of Jesus Christ. When they write What Every Pastor Should Know, they mean it, and every pastor should read this book to find out what they must know." - Elmer Towns, cofounder, Liberty University

    "What Every Pastor Should Know is an invaluable reference book. Its value lies in being well researched, comprehensive, specific, and practical. It is also 'user friendly' in listing so many guidelines and rules to help church leaders keep on course and not become side-tracked." - Eddie Gibbs, Professor Emeritus, Fuller Seminary

    About the Authors

    Gary L. McIntosh (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is president of the Church Growth Network and professor of Christian ministry and leadership at Talbot School of Theology. He is an internationally known speaker and church consultant who has written twenty-four books, including Biblical Church Growth, Beyond the First Visit, and What Every Pastor Should Know. He lives in California.

    Charles Arn (EdD, University of Southern California) is professor of Christian ministry at Wesley Seminary, Indiana Wesleyan University, and president of Church Growth, Inc., where he is responsible for research, design, and development of instructional materials. He has thirty-four years of experience in leading training events for churches and denominations throughout North America and the world. He is known as a leading voice in the church growth movement. He lives in Glendora, California.