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by Jacqueline E. Wenger,Dean R. Hoge

eBook Pastors in Transition: Why Clergy Leave Local Church Ministry (Pulpit and Pew) download ISBN: 0802829082
Author: Jacqueline E. Wenger,Dean R. Hoge
Publisher: Eerdmans; NEW STIFF WRAPS edition (May 2, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 271
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Pastors in Transition brings clarity to this little-examined aspect of the pastorate by examining the main . Dean R. Hoge is professor of sociology at the Catholic University of America, Washington, .

Pastors in Transition brings clarity to this little-examined aspect of the pastorate by examining the main reasons why pastors in five Protestant denominations have left parish ministry. Series: Pulpit and Pew.

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265 pages, softcover. Pastors in Transition: Why Clergy Leave Local Ministry (9780802829085) by Dean R. Pastors in Transition brings clarity to this little-examined aspect of the pastorate by examining the main reasons why pastors in five Protestant denominations have left parish ministry. Besides gathering facts and figures, the book contains personal stories, forthright opinions, and concrete recommendations from former pastors for strengthening parish ministry in the future.

Pastors in Transition. Why Clergy Leave Local Church Ministry. This book also makes good reading for those who are considering ministry. Hoge Jacqueline E. PAPERBACK; Published: 5/2/2005. ISBN: 978-0-8028-2908-5. Dean Hoge and Jacqueline Wenger provide rich resources for those who oversee ministerial candidacy and the care of pastors at every level. Carl S. Dudley "Like mechanics who solve problems by checking under the car, Hoge and Wenger examine current problems of ministry by looking up from the bottom and carefully considering each greasy nut and bolt they find.

You're here Christian Books Index Books Church and Pastoral Interest Pastors in Transition: Why Clergy . In the most extensive sociological study ever published, Hoge and Wenger interviewed 900 pastors in five Protestant denominations to see why they left parish ministry.

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Whether they leave out of preference for another ministry or due to serious conflict, pastors who relinquish parish ministry face misunderstanding and even hostility. Pastors in Transition brings clarity to this little-examined aspect of the pastorate by examining the main reasons why pastors in five Protestant denominations have left parish ministry. The fruit of careful sociological research, Pastors in Transition presents the findings of the largest-ever study of recently ended ministries. More than 900 ex-ministers, representing the Assemblies of God, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Methodist Church, were surveyed or interviewed. Besides gathering facts and figures, the book contains personal stories, forthright opinions, and concrete recommendations from former pastors for strengthening parish ministry in the future.
Comments: (4)
Ishnllador
I am not too crazy about this book. Part of it might be that I am not the target readership. I thought I was when I ordered it.

Since the book was published by Eerdmans, I thought it would focus on the pastorate from a more conservative, evangelical angle. This book might be somewhat helpful if you are ELCA, PCUSA United Methodist (denominations not dominated by evangelicals ), or Assemblies of God or LCMS (the only two evangelical denomonimation given any significant attention, but denominatons not really in evangelicalism's theological center). If you are GARB, Evangelical Free, Baptist General Conference, CMA, nondenominational (which is what I am), or even SBC, it becomes more difficult to connect to this book. Even though the authors occasionally mention the SBC and more so, the Assemblies of God, it seems to me that they are not comfortable outside the mainlines....almost as though they tacked on these groups becasue they felt they must. I wonder if they really understand (or countenance) the more conservative groups or even know what to do with non-denominationals.

Although we are all human beings, I think this book is probably more relevant to pastors in these denominaitons and will probably be enjoyed by more seminary professors and denominational leaders than by pastors. A much, much better read for evangelical pastors who want clear cut direction is H.B. London's, "Pastors At Risk."
ALAN
Eye opening. Pray for your pastor!
Manris
Pastors in Transition: Why Clergy Leave Local Church Ministry-is an excellent and accurate assessment of the prevailing pressures exerting itself on pastors in churches of all sizes and denominations here in the US. I work for a ministry that specializes in ministering to pastors and I have found that the data and narrative set forward in this book, accurately reflects what we hear first hand from the pastors who come through our ministry.

If you are looking for a book that was written with great care so as to reflect accurately the current state of pastors here in the United States, this is a book that you will want to read.
Malarad
As a pastor in transition, I found this book somewhat helpful. It was good to hear other people's stories. The main thing I did not like about this book, however, is that it was pretty boring. While statistical information can be helpful, I found the analysis pretty dry. Personally, I learn a lot from anecdotes (and also find them more interesting to read!), so if you're looking for a good read, this is not it. But if you are a pastor in transition, it may be helpful for you. Also, the 5 denominations the authors looked at were: Assemblies of God, ELCA, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Presbyterian Church USA, and UMC. I am not in one of those 5 - I am UCC - so some of the information was relevant, but not all of it.