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  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Ill edition (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566992699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566992695
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.3 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,744,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alex S TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 18, 2009
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One Third of all Pastors leave the pastorate between their third and seventh year, as they reach a burn-out level. How do you address issues in your early pastorate and throughout the ensuing years in a way that permits you to continue to grow and to keep from burning out.

This book was recommended to me by a Pastor who had received a copy when he hit his turning point. I must have been ready for it, because I underlined about 75% of the book.

It's nice to realize that between the third and fifth year the church is working hard to become a pastor-led church, and the pastor should be working to achieve a participating church. Lots of passive-aggressive behavior on the part of both.

I love it, and have made it through a crisis or two at my side. I recommend it to any pastor who thinks 3 years is just not long enough.

Edited - At the end of 6 years, I ended up changing calls because of financial issues within the church where I was serving, and I now am serving three small churches. Because this gives advice for pastors beginning a call, I have taken it out and am reviewing it so that I can begin well with these churches. I will be recommending this to my sessions as a resource for helping all of us work together in building this long-term relationship from the beginning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Marc Axelrod VINE VOICE on June 7, 2010
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This little book gives some of the benefits of long pastorates: A sense of rootedness in the church and community, a chance for kids to thrive and spouses to find meaningful and satisfying employment,a chance for the church and pastor to do ministry things together that a short pastorate wouldn't allow, etc. Long pastorates also encourage the healthy and happy growth of the church. I can think of others reasons not listed in this book (allowing you the time to teach the whole counsel of God, giving yourself and the church a sense of stability, the added privilege of watching kids grow into adult people of faith, the honor of being there for the ups and downs of a congregation's life, the feeling that you are making a difference, and so many others.

The book mentions some of the pitfalls (getting complacent and stale, the church getting stuck in a time rut where they only do things the way the long term pastor does, and the difficulties of the next pastor in following a long term pastor.

The author says that a long term pastor is one who stays seven years or longer. He encourages pastors to build trusting relationships, to pick your battles carefully, to accept it gracefully when the congregation disagrees with your view of how to proceed with something, and to not neglect your own spiritual life.

My favorite part of the book is where the author describes a new church he was at where he had four deaths in the parish in the first four days. He had minister friends calling him and asking "What are you doing over there?" and making comments such as "The people must be dying to meet you :)

This is a good book and a fast read.
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