The life of intelligent humans is one filled with questions. I have spent much of my life asking questions of people further down the road than me. Other ministers were sought out because of their ability in areas where I lacked.
Questions Pentecostal Preachers Ask has common-sense answers based on experience and input from others with insight beyond myself. Chapters include things like:
- Considering the Call
- Pastoral Realities
- Leading Church Services
- Handling Death and Funerals
- Dealing with Difficult People (Probably the favorite chapter.)
- Church Membership and Business Issues
- Church Growth
- and 16 other areas of ministry.
A question in the Dealing with Difficult People chapter asks: How do I deal with odd people or time wasters who seem to want much of my time?
Answer: The Bible teaches, “Comfort the feeble-minded . . .” Comforting the feeble-minded is not the same as letting them run or ruin your life. Early in the process of starting a church, you seem to attract an assortment of Ripley’s Believe It or Not people. Bear with it . . . many of them will move on as time goes by. Be available to give them some time, but not all your time. Set your own agenda.
Veteran pastor Tim Mahoney has read several of my books. He felt Questions Pentecostal Preachers Ask was among the most impacting. Pastor Roy Barnhill bought several Questions Pentecostal Preachers Ask as gifts for preachers in development.
Church Planter Andrew Kauffmann wrote an unsolicited recommendation: In Questions Pentecostal Preachers Ask . . .. the 1st Chapter addresses, Considering the Call of God, it says, “If you can be happy outside the ministry, then stay out. Beyond that stark statement, God’s call to preach His Word is something definite, but at the same time difficult to define. If there is some other option that one perceives for their life, they are probably not called to preach.” Questions Pentecostal Preachers Ask is a must read for every church planter! As a Pastor, I’m requiring every minister or those who feel the call to read it. Simple, practical and understandable it deals with the real world stuff of ministry.