"The pastor's work is more important than being the Queen of England.
It is more important than the work of the President of the United States
or the Prime Minister of Britain." I looked at the enthusiastic speaker with
his faded shirt, and worn trousers as he exhorted a group of fellow
I thought to myself, "Where are the newspaper reporters and the
television crews? Obviously they do not believe him. Here we are in a
village church with a plywood pulpit, a thatched roof and a rough cement
floor. Is it really more important to be a pastor than to be the ruler of a
great and powerful nation?"
This book will help those preparing to become a pastor to better
understand what that means. It covers a wide range of topics including
understanding the call of God to be a pastor, the pastor as shepherd, the
pastor as priest, Sunday worship service planning, understanding
sacraments, praying for the sick, caring for the dying, the pastor and
money, and the pastor's family life. 186pp. Paper.