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Becoming a Pastor:
Forming Self and Soul for Ministry

Jaco Hamman

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Whether lay or ordained, you began your ministry at infancy maintains Jaco Hamman in Becoming a Pastor: Forming Self and Soul for Ministry.  Whether you are a pastor or a church leader, you are called to develop a deeper sense of inner security, nurture your imagination, embrace your dark side, become aware of your emotions, see others as they really are and engage in life with a sense of playfulness.  Hamman encourages you to be transformed not only in your personal ministry, but to be transformed in your self and your relationship with God.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR of Becoming a Pastor: Forming Self and Soul for Ministry

Jaco J. Hamman, a native of South Africa, is associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Hamman is a Fellow in The American Association of Pastoral Counselors and an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. He is author of When Steeples Cry: Leading Congregations through Loss and Change (The Pilgrim Press, 2005).

ISBN/Prod. Code: 978-0-8298-1749-2  

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