Welcome Pastor
Building a Productive Pastor-Congregation Partnership in 40 Days
Fred Oaks

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 1932902503
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 112
A 40-day devotional guide to help churches with new pastors strengthen their relationships with God and one another. Much time, effort, and prayer goes into selecting a new pastor. However many pastors get off to a poor start because the members of the congregation and the new pastor don???t have an effective means for getting to know each other.

This study helps congregations and pastors get off on the right foot and build a successful partnership that starts strong and endures. A poorly begun pastor-congregation relationship results in hurt and frustration, eventually lurching to a miserable conclusion. Churches invest a lot into finding a pastor, and this book will help make sure your church gets the relationship off to a great start.

Getting a new pastor off to a good start is critical to the over 100,000 churches facing changes in leadership each year. This 40-day congregation-wide study provides the foundation for a successful ministry partnership.

"Welcome Pastor" is the first book to offer a clear, simple process for building a successful partnership between a new pastor and a congregation. Its combination of devotional readings and dialogue is easy and pleasurable to read without being simplistic or trite.

People Who Will Benefit From This Book
Congregational Group Study
Pastors and Church Leaders
Pastoral Search Committees
Denominational Leaders
Seminaries: Teaachers and Students

Fred Oaks is an ordained minister with the American Baptist Church and is Coordinator of the Congregational Leadership Program for the Kern Family Foundation in Waukesha, WI. He previously pastored congregations in Michigan and Indiana and has served as a consultant with the Lilly Endowment funded Indianapolis Center for Congregations.