Plane Thoughts On Parish Ministry
A Flight Plan For Being An Effective And Faithful Pastor
Jerry L. Schmalenberger

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 1556735995
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 158
This book is for all pastors. It will help new pastors get a good start in their ministry. It will provide new ideas and vision for any pastor's ministry.

Plane Thoughts On Parish Ministry evolved over a period of several years. As the author flew to his many speaking engagements as president of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, he jotted down outlines of the thoughts he had about his 29 years as parish pastor. The result is this book.

Schmalenberger covers six major areas of the pastorate:

Pastor as pastor.
Pastor as public minister.
Pastor as preacher.
Pastor as administrator.
Pastor as program resource.
When to leave the parish.

I know of no other book that gives such practical and straight-forward advice to new pastors.
Rev. Dr. David Ullery, Worthington, Ohio

Thanks for sharing -- real good stuff. An effective book.
Rev. Don Hillerich, Sarasota, Florida

You've put some ideas together that ought to reach a need.
Rev. Muriel Peterson, Wilsonville, Oregon

There is much here that I applaud and with which I heartily agree. What you say is very close to what I try to convey to students.
Dr. Michael Aune, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Jerry L. Schmalenberger, Berkeley, California, is president and professor of parish ministry at Pacific Lutheran Theological seminary and formerly a parish pastor for 29 years. He is a graduate of Wittenberg University and Hamma School of Theology, Springfield. Ohio. He is in demand as a preacher and lecturer on evangelism and stewardship across the United States.