• Associate Pastors

    Associate Pastors
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    Price: $20.99

    ISBN: 9780825447440

    Edition: June 21, 2022

    Pages: 240

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 (inch.)

    Publication date: June 21, 2022

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Ministry

    Category: Ministry

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    Associate Pastors

    Ministry from the Middle

    Rather than simply leading or following, why not consider stewarding?

    Associate pastors of all kinds--whether assigned to children, youth, worship, adult, or outreach--are often caught in the middle of complicated relationships in their congregations. It's an emotionally taxing and organizationally confusing position. In Associate Pastors, Michael Matthew Mauriello demonstrates how associate pastors can harness the ambiguity that accompanies their role in ways that can mutually benefit church members and other pastoral staff.

    The heart of Associate Pastors comes from personal interviews with twenty-five associate pastors in small-to-medium-sized churches who have served in pastoral ministry positions for more than ten years. Their shared experiences demonstrate the unique social and spiritual dynamics of the associate pastor role and suggest great promise for those willing to approach their calling with creativity and care. Specifically, when associate pastors facilitate of learning within their congregations, they confer benefits on church leadership and laypeople alike.

    Given that most pastoral students have limited preparation for the responsibilities associate pastors shoulder, Associate Pastors is an ideal textbook for Bible colleges and seminaries. Those studying for the pastorate and those already serving in associate pastor roles will find encouragement and a new vision for blessing the church.
    Michael Matthew Mauriello (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry at LeTourneau University and the Director of Church Relations, Training, and Assessment at the Passage Institute for Youth and Theology, a one-year discipleship program for high school students. He has more than ten years of experience as an associate pastor in EFCA churches.