Astonishing answers to unspoken questions revealed!
What is the book about?
My life as a bi-vocational pastor for the past 9 years and the many roads, valleys and mountains I have had to face during this time. In fact, another title for the book might be "Don't start a church unless you read this book."
2)Who is the target audience?
Audience would first be to pastors and their respective spouses. Second tier audience would be members who really want to help their pastors not make the mistakes of others (including myself). A book for pastors who want to think things through before starting a church
3)What is the primary benefit?
This book will tell the reader in essence its more than just God who helps start a church. In other words, you must consider the needs of your spouse and children. Also there are some legal points that must be dealt with before going into this field of work. This book will help senior pastors to think before they act without making this task so insurmountable. I have seen brochures and packets that could make a pastor feel more overwhelmed than they should be in starting a church from alpha.
4)What is the unique message?
This book is different because it's not a PR book masked in biblical principals. In essence, it gives the pastor a point of understanding of how the church works. This book is for pastors who want to have integrity (not starting a church out of anger or malice) with not only there calling but their home as well. In a nut shell, this book is REAL. No sugar coating here.
5)How does the book relate to its competitors? Looking on amazon.com I didn't see a book that compared. The only thing I saw was "A teaching project in the theology of personality and pastoral care for ministers of store-front churches (Unknown Binding)" by Robert Lowery. This book is different because it's not just a factor of God but of God, family, people issues, and legal points that a pastor may have to consider.
6)What Qualifies You to Write this book?
Nine years of blood, sweat and tears. When you make enough mistakes as I have done another way to excel is to help others not face the same challenges you faced in your life time. In nine years as a pastor who has TRIED all my might to have an integrated church, I have by the grace of God survived from starting in the suburbs but ending in the urban area. Qualification point is that I survived and am able to talk about it today. I am also a forth generation pastor as well.
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