A Guide for the Aspiring (Crossway)
WHO: Bobby Jamieson, associate pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC
HE SAYS: “Rejoice in being saved more than you rejoice in being significant.”
THE BIG IDEA: This book offers advice to those who are considering becoming a senior pastor on topics ranging from first considering the idea to going through the candidate process.
THE PROGRESSION: In Part 1, “Finding the Path,” the author introduces a change of approach, to saying “I aspire” rather than “I am called.” Part 2, “Walking the Path,” offers a guide through various stages of ministry preparation, from setting an example to teaching to reading and praying.