978-0-8254-4565-1 • $18.99 Paperback • 6 x 9 • 176 pages Christian Church / Leadership Kregel Ministry • Rights: Worldwide January 26, 2019 A ministry guide for shepherding medium-sized churches Nearly one in four congregations in the United States is a midsize church (150–400 worshippers per week), and the midsize church has its own distinctive culture, dynamics, and characteristics. Drawing on years of research and pastoral ministry, David J. Peter has written a comprehensive hand- book for pastors and staff who direct these churches. Peter covers the most important issues leaders encounter, including: •  The important role they play in advancing the kingdom of God • Common cultural characteristics • Typical problems and productive solutions •  Advantages over both small and large churches, and how to capitalize on them • Practices for developing healthy programs • The responsibilities of the pastor •  Guidance for hiring staff and recruiting volunteers Pastors of midsize congregations will find effective resources and encouragement for successful leadership. David J. Peter is professor of practical theology and chair of the Department of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. ISBN 978-0-8254-4565-1 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 5 6 5 1 Maximizing the Midsize Church Effective Leadership for Fruitful Mission and Ministry David J. Peter • There are no other recent books specifi- cally for churches of this size • Encouragement, ideas, and energy for leadership teams • Author is an experienced teacher and coach for pastors CHRISTIAN LIVING | 9 | www.kregel.com Shepherding the Small Church 978-0-8254-2500-4 • $18.99 Leading the Small Church 978-0-8254-2447-2 • $17.99 RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS