What makes the pastor tick? What should we expect from our pastor, and what can we do to better work together? Understanding Your Pastor helps church members answer these questions while addressing issues such as money, authority, and family. Get an insider's look at what leads a person into the pastorate and what the job really entails. There have been numerous books written for pastors about pastoral ministry, but very few for church members. Unravel the complexities of operating with the anointing of God, while wrestling with everyday, human demands and temptations. Can pastors and congregations ever form lasting, productive partnerships to build up the church and benefit all who participate? Alan Newlove will help you find out how. Alan Newlove served with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, then pastored four churches over a 23-year period before entering the field of public education. He remains active in his church, leading a weekly Bible study and occasionally preaching. Alan is joyfully married to Carolyn, and together they have 5 children. They live in Clovis, California.