"The pastor's work is more important than being the Queen of England.It is more important than the work of the President of the United Statesor the Prime Minister of Britain." I looked at the enthusiastic speaker withhis faded shirt, and worn trousers as he exhorted a group of fellowpastors.I thought to myself, "Where are the newspaper reporters and thetelevision crews? Obviously they do not believe him. Here we are in avillage church with a plywood pulpit, a thatched roof and a rough cementfloor. Is it really more important to be a pastor than to be the ruler of agreat and powerful nation?"This book will help those preparing to become a pastor to betterunderstand what that means. It covers a wide range of topics includingunderstanding the call of God to be a pastor, the pastor as shepherd, thepastor as priest, Sunday worship service planning, understandingsacraments, praying for the sick, caring for the dying, the pastor andmoney, and the pastor's family life. 186pp. Paper.