Competent Pastor Skills and Self-Knowledge for Serving Well

ISBN-10: 1566993040

ISBN-13: 9781566993043

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ronald D. Sisk
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Description: What does it mean to say that a pastor is competent? And how does a competent pastor function? This book is intended to help pastors, seminarians, and lay people who work with pastors understand and answer these two questions. Competence in ministry is a moving target. A ministry technique that works in one parish may not work in another. What works today may not work five years from now. But a competent pastor will be able to adapt to changing locations and changing times. A competent pastor will be happy in her job--or able to figure out why she's not happy and how to move forward. A competent pastor won't get stuck--or when he does get stuck, he'll know what steps to take to get unstuck. Competence, defined by author Ronald Sisk as "the ability to do what needs to be done," requires ministers to understand themselves and others and to keep a realistic perspective on their lives. Competent pastors function by moving toward this kind of understanding and perspective.

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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Ronald D. Sisk is Academic Vice President and Dean, and Professor of Homiletics and Christian Ministry, at Sioux Falls Seminary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He holds degrees from the University of Arkansas, New York University, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served pastorates in Kentucky, California, and Texas. He is the author of The Competent Pastor: Skills and Self-knowledge for Serving Well (Alban, 2005).

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