If most pastors were pressed to describe an average day of ministry, they'd have trouble doing it. In a single day, a pastor may fill many different roles in quick succession, from counselor to theologian to student to CEO to custodian (well, let's hope there's usually someone else available to perform that last role). Some roles come more naturally than others, but every pastor wants to perform each role to the best of their ability.
In The 10 Key Roles of a Pastor, church consultant Gary L. McIntosh shows pastors how to
- understand and juggle their many essential roles
- prioritize their time and energy
- manage their people's expectations of them
- and empower others to take up the vital work of the church body
Pastors just starting out in ministry, as well as those who have been at it a while and find themselves overworked and overwhelmed, will value this practical resource. It is also an enlightening read for those in church leadership who would benefit from understanding the pressures their pastor faces on a daily basis.