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The Effective Pastor: A Practical Guide to Ministry

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Robert Anderson's practical guide to pastoral ministry deals with his qualifications, his relationships, his tasks, both in terms of ministry and administration. Here is a volume of excellent ideas, advice, and general rules for today's pastor.
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published July 31st 1995 by Moody Publishers (first published 1985)
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Apr 13, 2016 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Good: A lot of practical information, as the title suggests: funeral arrangements/delivery, hospital visitation, baptisms, marriage counseling, all the things that no one ever really gives advice on until you assume a pastorate and are already in the deep end.

The Bad: The book was published in 1986 by a Silent Generationer and as a result, most of the technical info he gives on record-keeping, files, and the like is outdated and irrelevant in 2016. He's one of those who "keep pitchas on the
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