"When are you going to become a real pastor?" "When are you going to get your own church?" "How long will you be here?" During his thirty-one years serving in churches across the country, Doug Fagerstrom has both known the joys of being a ministry staff member and experienced many misconceptions of the role. In "The Ministry Staff Member", he draws on his vast experience to correct false notions and provide a clear, accurate understanding. This comprehensive and practical handbook provides staff members - paid and volunteer, church and parachurch - with invaluable tools for success and helps those around them to better understand and appreciate the importance of what they do. Dozens of sidebar articles and suggested resource lists provide a useful toolbox you'll want to turn to again and again.
Douglas L. Fagerstrom is president of the Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI. He has served on the church staffs for thirty-one years at churches in Michigan, Colorado, and Minnesota. He has written or edited thirteen books including Baker Handbook of Single Adult Ministry.