In this creative new work, veteran associate pastor and seminary professor Bob Radcliffe explores the essential principles that ensure effectiveness and longevity in the role of the associate ministry. Some of the topics covered are dealing with church traditions, relating to the pastoral staff, working effectively with boards and committees, and terminating gracefully.
Robert J. Radcliffe (B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton Graduate School; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University) is Professor of Educational Ministry at Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. He serves as the coordinator of two academic programs--Educational Ministry and Youth and Family Ministry. He is the author of several articles in the Christian Education Journal and Journal of Religious Education.