Pastoral Ministry In The Real World: Loving, Teaching, And Leading God's People by Jim L. WilsonPastoral Ministry In The Real World: Loving, Teaching, And Leading God's People by Jim L. Wilson

Pastoral Ministry In The Real World: Loving, Teaching, And Leading God's People

byJim L. Wilson

Paperback | February 15, 2016

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Pastoral Ministry in the Real World not only explores the character of a worthy minister, but also his three primary functions: loving, teaching, and leading God's people. The book applies the timeless biblical instructions for pastors to the ever-changing realities of today's ministry environment.
Jim L. Wilson is Professor of Leadership Formation and the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an award-winning writer who has authored, co-authored or contributed to more than a dozen books. His sermons and sermon illustrations appear in WordSearch and Logos Bible software prog...
Title:Pastoral Ministry In The Real World: Loving, Teaching, And Leading God's PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:February 15, 2016Publisher:Weaver Book CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941337465

ISBN - 13:9781941337462


Editorial Reviews

"While there is great joy in serving the living God, serving God's people as a pastor has never been easy.  The rapid rate of cultural change in the twenty-first century has meant that each day seems to surface new issues.  In times like these, it is good that every pastor be reminded that his work is described and detailed in the Scriptures.  From the first to the last, Dr. Wilson's book is Scripture-saturated and laced with the wisdom of a long-time practitioner.  It addresses every major facet of a pastor's work, with biblical truth and teaching on every page.  Pastors at all stages of life and ministry will benefit from this book."-Randy Adams, Executive Director-Treasurer Northwest Baptist Convention"Pastoral Ministry in the Real World is a good book full of practical wisdom for pastors.  I wish I could have read this book before my first pastorate thirty years ago!" -Benny Wong, Senior Pastor First Chinese Baptist Church Los Angeles, CA"Pastoral ministry is difficult to do well in today's world. Dr. Wilson's book Pastoral Ministry in the Real World, lays a solid biblical foundation to guide pastors in building healthy churches.  His honest stories of painful ministry encounters are refreshing and add a needed reality check to idealized pastoral ministry. I appreciated the balance of loving people with the need to lead them in spite of the challenges involved.  I will be recommending this book to aspiring pastors for years to come."-Steve Davidson, Founding Pastor of Clovis Hills Community Church"Finally, a book that lists practical steps for pastors including bonafide research and illustrative material to help avoid common pitfalls and heartaches that comes with ministry. Pastoral Ministry in the Real World would have saved me so much struggle 30 years ago. This resource is a must read for all of my staff and every young minister that I have the opportunity to mentor."-David Miracle, Lead Pastor, Watershed  San Antonio, TX"Being the pastor of a local church is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. Dr. Wilson has not only been a pastor, but now as a professor has a desire to help other pastors fulfill their calling. This book is real, down to earth, and can be a great help to not only a new pastor but also a seasoned one. God has used the author, and reading his book will make any pastor better."-Rob Zinn, Pastor, Immanuel Baptist, Highland, CA"Healthy churches are led by healthy ministers. Pastoral Ministry in the Real World is both a learning guide and a field manual for a healthy minister written by one who has mined wisdom from the Scriptures and forged it in the fire that only comes by serving God's people in the best and worst of times. The author's use of the systems approach to leading during times of conflict has been useful to me personally and will revolutionize your ability to achieve victory in times when many become a victim. Every person serving in ministry would benefit from reading this book."-Randy McWhorter, Healthy Church Group Leader, California Southern Baptist Convention"Dr. Wilson has shown a bright and refreshing light onto the current ministry scene in a way that will serve every pastor well. Combining practical wisdom with helpful, engaging real-life examples, Wilson calls ministers to excel in the essential tasks of ministry."-Bob Royall, Director of Coaching, Blackaby Ministries International"Thorough and practical, Dr. Wilson's book describes in a new way what church members need in pastoral care. Because it is well-organized, biblical, and relevant, the book makes a great manual for every pastor or church leader who wants to carry out pastoral care in a compassionate manner. Pastoral Ministry in the Real World is highly recommended as a textbook in seminaries and Bible institutes. I pray that we have it soon in Spanish."-Daniel Jiménez, Director, Seminario Teológico Bautista Mexicano