PastorServe Book Series
Introducing the PastorServe Series from David C Cook, a line of resources developed to stem the tide of pastoral burnout and crisis.
The purpose is to create a series of grace-centered timeless books for pastors, ministry leaders and church leadership ministering in a wide variety of settings in locations around the world.
The series will expose and address critical issues in pastoral ministry (seldom addressed by educational institutions) with instruction, encouragement and a focus upon the relentless love of Jesus.
Survive or Thrive: The Six Relationships Every Pastor Needs
Author: Jimmy Dodd
In Survive or Thrive, Jimmy Doddy reveals that the majority of pastors are not known-by anyone. They purposely isolate themselves from both staff and congregation so their insecurities, doubts, and failures aren’t exposed. Yet confiding in the wrong person can be a dead-end at best and disastrous at worst. PastorServe’s President & Founder Jimmy Dodd reveals how those in pastoral ministry can receive ongoing support, accountability, and restoration from a boss, counselor, trainer, mentor, coach, and good friend. Discover how you can move from surviving to thriving with the six relationships every pastor needs.
What are your top twenty expectations for your pastor? Now multiply your list by the number of people who attend church with you. Is it any wonder pastors are overwhelmed and underappreciated?
They’re expected to know every member by name, preach a “home run sermon” every Sunday, condemn sin without hurting anyone’s feelings, and be available to serve others 24/7 while not neglecting their own family. The intensity of these expectations and lack of appreciation can and does bring the majority of pastors to a place of despair and ultimately departure from pastoral ministry. This practical field guide offers tangible ways to better understand and care for the pastor who cares so deeply about you
Soon to Be Released
The Everyday Gospel (working title) by Scott Sauls.
Release date: 6/1/2017
What I Wish I had Learned in Seminary: The Key Competencies Every Pastor Needs (working title)
by Jimmy Dodd and Renaut Van der Reit. Release date: 10/1/2017