Healthy Churches, Faithful Pastors: Covenant Expectations for Thriving Together
Reverend Keck grounds his framework of expectations on both scholarly research and on interviews he s conducted with pastors and lay people. He finds many common difficulties in churches arise from failing to discuss priorities and expectations, and from not effectively working through the problems that arise when expectations aren't met.
For pastors and congregants to arrive at common expectations, they need to understand each other their respective needs, hopes, and distinctive callings. This book provides concrete steps to aid congregants and pastors communicate their mutual expectations. Keck presents fifty expectation statements examples of what pastors and congregations can expect of one another; a vital resource to anyone who seeks to initiate a discussion of expectations in their own church. Elucidating goals and expectations allows congregations and pastors to support one another and flourish, and fosters church health and harmony.
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