Ministry Staff Member A Contemporary, Practical Handbook to Equip, Encourage, and Empower

ISBN-10: 0310263123

ISBN-13: 9780310263128

Edition: 2006

Authors: Douglas L. Fagerstrom, Leith Anderson, Ed Dobson

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This comprehensive resource provides counsel and direction for associate staff members. It can be used to train new staff members, for orientation with seminary interns, for in-service training in church staff meetings, or as a reference tool to consult if facing staff tensions and challenges. Topics covered include knowing your job, embracing your role as a servant leader, serving responsibly, getting along with others, living a balanced life, and avoiding things that get in the way.
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 2/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Dr. Douglas Fragerstrom has been the Sr. Vice President of Converge Worldwide since 2010.Doug has served in full-time ministry positions since 1973 as a youth pastor, minister of music, single adult pastor, pastor of adult ministries and executive pastor. Churches he has served in: Dalton Baptist Church, Mich. (1972-1975 and 1986-1990), Mission Hills Baptist Church, Colo. (1975-1979), Wooddale Church, Minn. (1979-1986) and Calvary Church, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1990-2003). Doug also served as President of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary from 2003-2009.

Leith Anderson (D.Min, Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He is the author of eight books including Dying for Change and A Church for the 21st Century. He is the president of the U. S. National Association of Evangelicals.

Foreword by Leith Anderson
Foreword by Ed Dobson
Introduction: Why Read This Book?
Establishing Your Ministry Identity
The First 100 Days
Defining and Communicating Biblical Values and Vision
Creating Personal and Ministry Objectives
Growing through Evaluation
Redefining the Role of the Nonpaid Staff Member
Becoming a Servant
Becoming an Intentional Servant Leader
Defining Your Style of Leadership
Establishing Healthy Motives and Agendas
Establishing Healthy Boundaries of Responsibility and Accountability
Triangulation: A Dangerous Move
Working Hard
Getting the Job Done
Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Change
Dealing with Conflict
Responding After a Failure
Developing a Plan for Lifelong Learning
Serving Others
Working with My Leader
Working with Other Ministry Staff Leaders
Working with Volunteers
Serving the Governing Leaders
Giving Responsibility to Others
Leaving a Legacy
Building Godly Character
Selecting and Becoming a Mentor
Making It for the Long Haul
Considering a Major Change
Finishing Well
Managing Life and Ministry
Creating and Managing Communication Tools
Managing Time and Money
Managing Difficult Relationships
Managing Overload
The Ministry Staff Spouse
Practical Advice for Senior and Governing Leaders
Hiring a Ministry Staff Member
De-hiring a Ministry Staff Member
Equitably Honoring Ministry Staff Members
Building an Effective Team
Working with One Ministry Staff Member
Name and Subject Index
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