On March 1 my next book is being released by Beacon Hill Press. The Healthy Community: Leading Your Church Beyond Tunnel Vision looks at some of the things that limit the effectiveness of our churches. It can be pre-ordered through amazon.com.
This same publisher notified me this week that they are sending me a contract for another book with a working title of Coaching Bivocational Ministers for Greater Ministry Effectiveness. This book comes out of my doctoral thesis by the same title. It explores how bivocational ministers can benefit from a coaching relationship that will help them find solutions to some of the issues they face. It includes several case studies of pastors I have coached, their problems, and the solutions they discovered through coaching. The final chapter specifically addresses judicatory and denominational leaders and encourages them to offer coaching to their bivocational ministers. I believe this book will help bivocational ministers identify some solutions to some of their most pressing problems and will provide a useful tool to those judicatory and denominational leaders who work with them. The publisher has not given me a projected release date, but I imagine it will be in the spring of 2014.