Can the Pastor Do It Alone?

A Model for Preparing Lay People for Lay Pastoring

By Melvin J. Steinbron

Foreword by Lyle E. Schaller

Can the Pastor Do It Alone?

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  • ISBN: 9781597520171
  • Pages: 258
  • Publication Date: 12/14/2004
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

Can the Pastor Do It Alone?

A Model for Preparing Lay People for Lay Pastoring

By Melvin J. Steinbron

Foreword by Lyle E. Schaller

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597520171
  • Pages: 258
  • Publication Date: 12/14/2004
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

About-

"When are you going to do something about pastoring our people?" When he heard that cry, Dr. Melvin Steinbron realized that the centuries-long traditional roles of the clergy and laity - with the clergy doing the pastoring and the laity receiving it - is woefully inadequate to care for all the needs of people in our churches today. So he decided to do something about it.

Believing that lay people also have ministry gifts, he, along with a team of church members, initiated a program to enable the laity to share in pastoring the congregation. You, too, can form a lay pastoring ministry which will benefit both pastor and congregation. This book will show you:

-how to reach out on a continuing basis to every member of your church
-how God gives pastoring gifts to lay people
-how to prepare your congregation for a lay pastoring ministry
-how to get organized
-how to choose lay pastors
-how to conduct a 15-hour equipping seminar
-seven commitments lay pastors must make
-seven common ministry problems and how they can strengthen rather than weaken your program
-how to evaluate your program

This is much more than a how-to book. It's a how-it's-being-done-and-you-can-do-it-too book. The lengthy track record of scores of lay people doing effective pastoring assures you that lay people can indeed do the pastoring.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This may be the best book in print on how to help the laity serve as pastors in the local church."

Lyle E. Schaller

"...addresses the familiar theme of the giftedness of all believers but emphasizes the application of these gifts in 'pastoral' ministry. [This book] should prove most helpful."

D. Stuart Briscoe

"...based on a solid biblical exegesis of lay ministers doing authentic and effective pastoring. Any church interested in mini churches, care groups, cell groups, etc., will find this book a tremendous help no matter how long they have had their groups."

Gene A. Getz

Contributors-

Melvin J. Steinbron
Lyle E. Schaller

Bio(s)-

Melvin J. Steinbron has served on the staffs of Hope Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, MN, and College Hill Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, OH. The founder of Lay Pastors Ministry, Dr. Steinbron received his M.Div. from Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary and his D.Min. from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH. He is also the author of 'The Lay-Driven Church'.

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