Letters for Micah

Navigating the Internal Dynamics of Your First Ministry

By Les T. Hardin

Letters for Micah

paperback-logo

  • ISBN: 9781556357268
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2008
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
Web Price: $14.40

Letters for Micah

Navigating the Internal Dynamics of Your First Ministry

By Les T. Hardin

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781556357268
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2008
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40

About-

What does it take for a young minister in his first pastorate to thrive (not simply survive) in the local church? What personal, emotional, psychological, and spiritual issues must young ministers attend to in order to be successful in ministry? What role do character issues play in a successful ministry? These are just a few of the questions raised by Letters for Micah. Drawing on his ministry experience and study in the area of spiritual formation, Les Hardin blends practical, field-tested wisdom with sound, biblical advice to help ministry novices navigate the turbulent waters they often face in their first ministries.
Letters for Micah allows the reader to enter into the conversation between a seasoned pastoral veteran and an apprentice who leans on him for guidance in the difficulties of his first days in ministry. Compiling letters written specifically for this project and actual correspondence with ministry novices, Hardin bridges the worlds of practical ministry training and spiritual formation to help novices grasp the responsibilities pastoral ministry entails. Rather than peddling contemporary, pop-leadership techniques to get the work done, this book encourages young ministers to form lifelong character habits and spiritual formation practices as the biblically ordained foundation for ministry.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"I've been a preacher for thirty-one years. The first five were easily the most difficult, mostly because I had a head full of knowledge gained in the classroom, but precious little insight into human nature and the nuances of professional ministry in the real world. As I read Letters for Micah, I realized I was holding in my hands the very information I desperately needed at that time. Even now, reading as a grizzled ministry veteran who's read more ministry and leadership books than I could count, I found the book fresh and enlightening."
--Mark Atteberry, author of The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do

Contributors-

Les T. Hardin

Bio(s)-

Les Hardin is Professor of New Testament at Johnson Univerisity Florida (Kissimmee).

Our ImprintsExplore our different imprints . . .-

View Our Publishing Partners »
Explore our different imprints . . . View Our Publishing Partners »
© 2016 Wipf and Stock Publishers. All Rights Reserved.