The Conversations in Ministry Series is a joint project of the Academy of Parish Clergy and Energion Publications.

The key value in this series is that it is written by parish pastors for other parish pastors. This is not from the seminary, written by teachers whose experience is perhaps a bit stale, nor is it from those who have not and do not plan to practice. It addresses the parish pastor directly.

These books are written from a combination of experience and serious study. All of the authors of volumes to date have doctoral degrees. This isn’t a requirement, but that’s how it has worked out. They are nonetheless practitioners and not just theoreticians.

Join Kent Ira Groff as he goes over some key topics of conversation, or David Moffett-Moore as he deals with those difficult situations and how he can be an effective pastor when a church might be fighting him. Bob Cornwall looks at the activities of a pastor and especially what takes place out of the office. Finally, William Powell Tuck addresses the stress involved in beginning and ending a pastorate. How can you handle these transitions in a way that helps your ministry have long-term effects.