Getting off to a good start in your new pastorate is crucial. This book draws on years of field experience, research, and time-tested methods that will help you to:
-- understand your entry style
-- respect and understand your new congregation's history and system
-- assess your leadership style
-- know when to make changes
-- create support systems
-- get through first "pinches"
-- take care of yourself in stress
-- get along with those you don't like, and
-- celebrate with the search committee.
Includes stress and strain inventories you can self-administer and score on the spot.