About the Book

Despite the rise of mega-churches in North America, the vast majority of churches remain small. It is often necessary for pastors of small churches to work another job in addition to serving their church, leaving them in danger of burnout if some of their duties are not delegated to others. Leadership teams working in partnership with pastors can truly make pastors healthier and ministry more effective. In Developing Leadership Teams in the Bivocational Church, Dr. Terry W. Dorsett provides concise and effective guidance for small-church congregations and pastors looking to build and strengthen their leadership teams.

Using New Testament church leadership principles, Dr. Dorsett offers lessons, exercises, and worksheets to train lay people to help their pastors with two of the most important and time-consuming ministry duties—preaching and pastoral care. Six fun, easy-to-use, and successfully tested training sessions show pastors how to confidently empower students to fill the pulpit and make pastoral visits when needed.

Developing Leadership Teams in the Bivocational Church is written by a small-church, bivocational pastor for small-church, bivocational pastors. Ministry does not have to be done alone. By learning how to work together on a pastoral leadership team, lay leaders and pastors alike can more effectively share the Gospel with their community and can assure the maximum long-term health of their church.


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