- Hardcover: 313 pages
- Publisher: Moody Publishers (May 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0802431208
- ISBN-13: 978-0802431202
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,060,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
On Being a Pastor: Understanding Our Calling and Work Hardcover – 1 May 2004
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From the Back Cover
The ministry of pastors is not simply a job; it s a vocation.
A pastor s responsibilities are unique, demanding that he not only nurture his own spiritual life but also the lives of those in his care. What a challenge this can be!
Derek Prime and Alistair Begg provide practical advice for both the spiritual and practical aspects of pastoral ministry. They delve deep into topics such as prayer, devotional habits, preaching, studying, and specific ministry duties. The result is an essential tool for those in pastoral ministry." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
DEREK PRIME was born and brought up in London, where he received his secondary education at Westminster City School. National Service immediately followed for eighteen months, during which time he was attached as an army teacher to the Royal Scots Greys in Germany. Upon demobilisation he went to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he studied history and then theology. For the next three years he taught at a London Grammar School, prior to his ordination to become pastor of Lansdowne Evangelical Free Church in West Norwood in south London. After twelve years at Lansdowne he was called to Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh where he was pastor for eighteen years. He then devoted himself to writing and an itinerant ministry. During this time, sadly, within a few years of one another, both his younger daughter and his wife died of cancer. However, he is greatly blessed in having his other daughter and older son in Edinburgh and second son in London, giving him the joy of eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, an ever-growing family! Now living in Edinburgh, he is fully retired.
ALISTAIR BEGG (Trent University; London School of Theology; Westminster Seminary) was born in Scotland and spent the first 30 years of life in the United Kingdom. Since September of 1983, he has been the senior pastor at Parkside Church in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. He is the daily speaker on the national radio program Truth For Life which stems from his weekly Bible teaching at Parkside, and is the author of Made For His Pleasure, Lasting Love, and What Angels Wish They Knew. He and his wife, Susan, have three grown children. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
In equal measure this book both: presents with frank honest the daunting task of pastoral work, and continually points to Jesus as the one we serve and the one who equips us.
Every chapter is full of scriptural references, historical examples and practical advice.
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It can't be stressed enough, this book is a gem and should be read carefully to draw the maximum potential from it. You will after reading this book be much closer towards understanding the role of a shepherd in the life of the believer. The highest calling in life is undoubtedly to be a shepherd one that leads primarily by example and depends solely on the holy spirit.