Item description for The Multiple Staff and the Larger Church by Lyle E. Schaller...
Overview Larger churches are different - in expectations, in performance, in staffing, and in use of lay volunteers. Their unique differences require special handling. And that's what this first-of-its-kind book is all about. The author helps the leaders of larger churches understand the special characteristics of larger churches, and helps members of multiple staffs see their rle and the context of that role more clearly. Special emphasis is given to the role of the senior minister, the role of the associate minister, and to their relationship with one another.
Publishers Description Larger churches are different--in expectations, in performance, in staffing, and in use of lay volunteers. Their unique differences require special handling. And that's what this first-of-its-kind book is all about. Expert Lyle Schaller helps the leaders of larger churches understand the special characteristics of these churches and helps members of multiple staffs see their role and the context of that role more clearly. Schaller fully describes the differences that mark the larger church of 700 to 1,000 or more members. He discusses the many alternatives of staffing: part-time vs. full-time, use of more volunteers, and the many duties that can be carried out by these staff members. Special emphasis is given to the role of the senior minister, the role of the associate minister, and to their relationship with one another. Since one-sixth of all congregations account for nearly half the total members of all churches in the United States, that one-sixth actually sets the pace for the religious life of the nation. The need for specialized help is imperative, and Lyle Schaller has provided that help in this important and useful book.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.02" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Dec 19, 1980
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687272971 ISBN13 9780687272976
Availability 75 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 17, 2017 04:12.
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More About Lyle E. Schaller
Lyle E. Schaller is the country's leading interpreter of congregational systems and their vitality. He is the author of dozens of books, including From Geography to Affinity, also published by Abingdon Press. He lives in Naperville, Illinois.
Lyle E. Schaller currently resides in Naperville, in the state of Illinois.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Multiple Staff and the Larger Church?
Great help for laymen Aug 7, 2001
Schaller deals with the differences between all sizes of congregations. He tells the differences between the pastoral roles and the expectations of pastors in such congregations. Then he concentrates on the large church with a multiple staff. He deals with the role of the senior pastor and the rest of the pastoral staff. As an intentional interim pastor I have found this book to be extremely helpful for lay people who are involved in personnel committees and pastor search committees. Although the book has been around a while it is still valuable.