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Ten Commandments for Pastors Leaving a Congregation
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Ten Commandments for Pastors Leaving a Congregation

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Eerdmans 2006

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Overview

Pastoral transitions can be fraught with pitfalls, yet there is advice that can help ministers and congregations avoid those dangers. Lawrence Farris, a pastor who himself has left three churches, here gives 10 wise, thoughtful commandments for shepherds leaving their flock. Hardly heavy-handed dictums, these “commandments” are more gospel than law, laying out helpful strategies in such areas as recognizing when to depart, patching broken relationships, and enabling the next pastor to make a clean start.

While many may dream of a comfortable, long-term pastorate, today’s congregational realities make the wisdom in this book relevant for pastors in churches big and small, liberal and conservative. Perfect for pastors soon to depart and for those happy to stay put for now, Ten Commandments for Pastors Leaving a Congregation provides welcome guidance to both pastors and parishioners facing this hopeful and challenging transition.

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Key Features

  • Presents 10 wise, thoughtful commandments for shepherds leaving their flock
  • Lays out helpful strategies for pastoral transitions
  • Provides welcome guidance to both pastors and parishioners

Contents

  • Thou Shalt Know When It Is Time to Go
  • Thou Shalt Explain Thyself
  • Thou Shalt Not Steal Away
  • Thou Shalt Affirm Thy Congregation’s Ministry
  • Thou Shalt Try to Mend Fences
  • Thou Shalt Help Thy Successor Have a Good Beginning
  • Thou Shalt Be Gentle with Thyself
  • Thou Shalt Attend to Thy Family
  • Thou Shalt (Usually) Stay Away Once Thou Hast Left
  • Thou Shalt Grieve

Praise for the Print Edition

Offers practical wisdom for the leaving process . . . A must read for every pastor.

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About Lawrence W. Farris

Lawrence W. Farris has served churches in Maryland and Michigan, and is currently interim pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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