Book Code: J182
Size: 5" x 8"
Publisher: JUDSON PRESS
List Price: $14.99
Web Price: $11.99
Article: "Associate Pastors are not Second Chairs," Associated Baptist Press, 9/13/2012
Article: "Three Simple Ways to Appreciate Your Associate Pastor"
A new vocational volume in the best-selling “Work of the Church” series!
Having spent more than ten years as an associate in pastoral ministry, Alan R. Rudnick brings a wealth of research and experience to the often undervalued ministry of the associate pastor. Inviting readers to understand associate ministry as more than training ground for a senior pastorate, Rudnick explores the diverse roles and responsibilities that fall under the associate umbrella. From life-stage ministries with children and youth, singles and seniors, to specialized ministry areas such as music, education, pastoral care, and counseling, this volume acknowledges the challenges and opportunities offered to associate pastors in their distinctive ministries. The book’s appendix offers practical resources for churches:
- How to plan for an associate
- Sample job descriptions
- Compensation guidelines
Associate ministers also will find a personal assessment, helpful in discerning when to stay and when to leave their associate position. Overall, this is an ideal resource for graduating seminarians seeking associate opportunities, as well as church leaders looking to establish an associate position.
"Rudnick helps both churches and clergy gain a better grasp of what the other should seek. Whether the handy questionares and charts, or the graphs of triangulation, this concise, though insightful, book helps all gain a better understanding of where we might find ourselves throughout discernment." —Crazy Liberals and Conservatives
"I definitely think that Rudnick’s book is a welcome resource for churches and associates in all kinds of denominations and am particularly glad to see such a useful, straightforward book that can serve as a guide and resource."--from Thomas Whitley Blog. Read the entire blog review here.