The New Pastor’s Handbook
Help and Encouragement for the First Years of Ministry
With a Foreword by Ligon Duncan
Most seminary graduates will begin their ministries with plenty of important head knowledge to share–but with a deficit of some of the most practical aspects of doing ministry, such as:
– which ministry role most suits them
– how to start out strong at a new church
– persevering during difficult seasons of ministry
– leading meetings and delegating tasks
– safeguarding their family
– fighting discouragement, pastor envy, and a lack of contentment
– navigating special ministry needs, such as hospitals, weddings, and funerals
– and much more
Through hard-won wisdom in years of pastoral labors, Jason Helopoulos comes alongside new pastors as a trusted friend and mentor, ready to guide them through their first years of ministry with intelligence and compassion.
About the Author
Rev. Jason Helopoulos (ThM. Dallas Theological Seminary) has served as the Associate Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan since 2012. He first pastored in North Carolina before moving to Michigan to plant a PCA church. He serves on the board of the Gospel Reformation Network and Twin Lakes Fellowship. Jason has contributed to a number of magazines, journals, and blogs. He is the author of A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home, The New Pastor’s Handbook: Help and Encouragement for the First Years of Ministry, Let the Children Worship, and These Truths Alone: Why the Reformation Solas are Essential for our Faith Today. He resides in Mid-Michigan with his wife, Leah, and their two children.