Why is it so many assistant pastors fail in the ministry? Thirty five years of pastoring by Dr. Ken Blue has given him keen insight to what is lacking and what is needed to succeed in the ministry. In this book, Dr. Blue has gleaned information from both the Old and New Testaments and has skillfully and interestingly pointed out why assistants fail in their ministry. This book should be read by every person who serves in the local church. 47 pages an excerpt: History and Experience prove the impossibility of extending one’s influence beyond one’s personal reach without the help of others. And the key word in that sentence is “others.”
A pastor can only do the work of one man. He may fell that he is doing the work of others, and in fact, he may be doing the work that others should be doing, but he is still doing the work of one man. I am reminded of the frustration executive, who went to his boss and said, “I want a raise for I am doing the work of ten men.” His boss said, “Tell me who the ten men are and I will fire them.” The only way a pastor can hope to get more done is with capable, loyal leaders working for and with him. Order today.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.