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Becoming the Pastor You Hope to Be:
Four Practices for Improving Ministry

Barbara Blodgett

Becoming the Pastor you Hope to Be (A94118)

Barbara Blodgett challenges the notion that excellence in ministry is simply a matter of having the right inborn traits. While acknowledging that our gifts are of the Holy Spirit, Blodgett asserts that "we can take credit—and responsibility—for what we do with them."  Becoming the Pastor You Hope to Be: Four Practices for Improving Ministry focuses on four practices in which pastors can engage to significantly improve their ministry. Blodgett's discussion of each practice offers solid information and a few challenges. Becoming the Pastor You Hope to Be: Four Practices for Improving Ministry will not only help new pastors develop important skills, but also help seasoned pastors develop already-existing capacities and approach their ministry in fresh ways.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR of Becoming the Pastor You Hope to Be: Four Practices for Improving Ministry

 Barbara J. Blodgett is Director of Supervised Ministries at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. A former pastor ordained in the United Church of Christ, she is also an ethicist whose writings have appeared broadly.

Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: The Alban Institute
ISBN-13: 978-1566994118
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.4 inches

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